November 9., Wednesday 19:00
Opera in one act, in German with Hungarian, English, and German subtitles
The first part of Wagner's tetralogy is a prologue depicting the 'original sin' committed when the dwarf Alberich renounces love to be able to forge from the stolen Rhine gold a ring that gives him infinite power. Wotan, king of the gods, resolves to take it from him. But what will come of this disruption of the natural order that violates every written and unwritten law?
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- Hungarian State Opera
- Nov. 9, 2022
- Start time
- 7 p.m.
- End time
- 9:30 p.m.
At the bottom of the River Rhine, three Rhinemaidens guard an invaluable treasure: the Rhinegold. Alberich, the Nibelung dwarf, is enchanted by the girls’ beauty, but after they mock him, his interest shifts to the glittering gold. The girls carelessly reveal the gold's secret: whoever forges it into a ring can use its power to rule the entire world. In order to do this, however, he must also renounce love forever. Alberich curses love and seizes the gold.