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"Das Rheingold": Descending into Nibelheim
Stunning digital print featuring the descent into Nibelheim in a scene from Robert Lepage's new production for the Metropolitan Opera. Das Rheingold ('The Rhine Gold') is the first of the four operas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen ('The Ring of the Nibelung') This season, the Met unveils its first new production of the complete Ring cycle in more than 20 years. Photo © Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
- 12.5" x 18.75" wide
- Digital print on paper
Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen
Conceived and written over a period of more than 25 years, Wagner’s Ring cycle is an epic musical journey of four operas: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Its story of gods, dwarves, and men and the quest for an all-powerful ring was inspired by many sources, including 13th-century Icelandic writings and the medieval German Nibelungenlied. The complete cycle was first seen at the inaugural Bayreuth Festival in 1876. The Met’s landmark production, directed by Robert Lepage, premiered over the course of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. The DVD release of its Live in HD presentation won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording.
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