The Ring: Das Rheingold

Presented by Seattle Opera

by Richard Wagner

The prelude to the Ring cycle begins with the swimming Rhine daughters losing their precious gold to the Nibelung dwarf Alberich. The gods, led by Wotan, in need of treasure to pay off the giants who have built Valhalla, descend into the Nibelung caverns, capture Alberich, and force him to give up the ring. The resulting curse takes effect immediately as blood is shed in an argument over the ring. The opera ends with the gods crossing the rainbow bridge to Valhalla, accompanied by the forlorn calls of the Rhine daughters and dire predictions about the gods’ future.

In German with English Captions.

Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Ring Cycle Dates
Cycle I: August 4, 5, 7 & 9
Cycle II: August 12, 13, 15 & 17
Cycle III: August 20, 21, 23 & 25

Event Showings

Event Details

  • Aug 4 - 20 , 2013
  • Lobby - 2.5 hours prior to show time
  • Call 206-615-0404 to make your reservation at Prelude.