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Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner's Das Rheingold


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On Saturday, July 15, Maestro Nelsons leads the BSO in one of the great highlights of the 2017 Tanglewood season: the festival's first-ever complete concert performance of Wagner's epic Das Rheingold, the first of the four dramas from Wagner's masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen. The performance features a cast of all-star vocal soloists among the most respected for these roles, including bass-baritone Thomas J. Mayer as Wotan (in his BSO and Tanglewood debuts); mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as Fricka; tenor Kim Begley as Loge (BSO and Tanglewood debuts); and baritone Jochen Schmeckenbecher (BSO and Tanglewood debuts) as Alberich, along with other prestigious singers known for their expertise performing Wagner's music. The performance of Das Rheingold-sung in German with English subtitles-will run without an intermission. 

Due to ill health, and on the advice of her doctor, Dame Sarah Connolly regretfully has had to withdraw from the BSO's performance of Das Rheingold.  The role of Fricka will now be sung by Stephanie Blythe, who has graciously agreed to join the cast at short notice.


Featured Performers

Andris   Nelsons, conductor Andris Nelsons, conductor Thomas J  Mayer, bass-baritone (Wotan) Thomas J Mayer, bass-baritone (Wotan)
Stephanie   Blythe, mezzo-soprano (Fricka) Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (Fricka) Kim   Begley, tenor (Loge) Kim Begley, tenor (Loge)
David    Cangelosi, tenor (Mime) David Cangelosi, tenor (Mime) Jochen   Schmeckenbecher, baritone (Alberich) Jochen Schmeckenbecher, baritone (Alberich)
Morris   Robinson, bass-baritone (Fasolt) Morris Robinson, bass-baritone (Fasolt) Ain   Anger, bass (Fafner) Ain Anger, bass (Fafner)
Malin   Christensson, soprano (Freia) Malin Christensson, soprano (Freia) Jacqueline   Echols, soprano (Woglinde) Jacqueline Echols, soprano (Woglinde)
Catherine   Martin, mezzo-soprano (Wellgunde) Catherine Martin, mezzo-soprano (Wellgunde) Renée   Tatum, mezzo-soprano (Flosshilde) Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano (Flosshilde)
Patricia   Bardon, contralto (Erda) Patricia Bardon, contralto (Erda) David Butt  Philip, tenor (Froh) David Butt Philip, tenor (Froh)
Ryan   McKinny, baritone (Donner) Ryan McKinny, baritone (Donner)
Program Notes Audio
WAGNER - Das Rheingold
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