The Hamburg State Opera - Das Rheingold
HAMBURG STATE OPERA HAMBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA RICHARD WAGNER'S DAS RHEINGOLD
Richard Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring) is a towering example of 19th century Germanys artistic legacy. Wagner spent twenty-six years on the composition of the Ring, which comprise four separate operas designed to be performed in sequence. Although Das Rheingold is the first opera in the series, it was, in fact the last to be composed.
Conducting the Hamburg State Opera and Philharmonic Orchestras concert performance of Das Rheingold is celebrated Australian and Hamburg Philharmonic Musical Director Simone Young. The first woman to conduct a complete Ring Cycle, in 1999, Simone has since led complete performances of the cycle in Berlin and most recently Hamburg.
Returning to Brisbane for the Hamburg season, Simone will lead the Hamburg State Opera, of which she is General Manager alongside guest singers, some of whom have performed at Bayreuth, the theatre where the first complete Ring Cycle was seen in 1876.