Wagner's 'Das Rheingold' Is Your Saturday at the Opera Broadcast

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Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka Tanja, Tobias kehrer as Fafner Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Fasolt, Eric Owens as Wotan in Das Rheingold.

This Saturday at 1 pm, go on an epic adventure with the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s performance of Das Rheingold, the first opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. It’s also the first opera of the Saturday at the Opera series, presented by WFMT.

If you have the time, you should really get into the mood by watching this delightful animated synopsis of the Ring Cycle:


And after the broadcast, if you feel empty for not following with the other three operas in the Cycle, don’t forget the BBC is streaming the award-winning production from Opera North — for free — until August 22.


Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

Wotan: Eric Owens

Alberich: Samuel Youn

Loge: Stegan Margita

Fricka Tanja: Ariane Baumgartner

Fasolt: Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fafner: Tobias Kehrer