Wagner: Das Rheingold

François Lehel
Opera (France)

The State Opera of South Australia was able to produce on its own steam the first full cycle of the Ring at the end of 2004. It gave 3 full cycles within 3 weeks, quite an achievement!

There are some good castings of the secondary roles, especially Kate Ladner’s Freia, as well as Donner, Woglinde and Erda. John Bröcheler was a stylish Wotan ... as was John Wegner’s Alberich.

Asher Fisch directs this excellent orchestra ...