Richard Wagner

The Rhinegold

Greedy. Jealous. Lustful. The gods are all-too-human.

18 Feb–10 Mar 2023

When the forging of a prophesied ring of the Rhine proves more problematic than you’d possibly think, the realms of gods and men prove all the more chaotic for it. Giants, dwarfs, nymphs and deities quarrel and clash, with the fate of the nine worlds in the balance. 

Olivier Award-winning director Richard Jones returns from 2021’s ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) production of The Valkyrie in ENO’s ongoing Ring Cycle, performing all four epics as part of a five-year collaboration bringing Wagner’s magnum opus to the London Coliseum.

ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins channels Wagner’s tempestuous score in conducting the ENO Orchestra. Wotan, played by John Relyea, is accompanied by Frederick Ballentine (Loge), former Harewood Artist Madeleine Shaw (Fricka), Christine Rice (Erda), Leigh Melrose (Alberich) and James Cresswell (Fafner), amongst others. 

Book your opera tickets to witness the start of a saga, in Wagner’s The Rhinegold, and experience the power of Wagner’s music live at the London Coliseum.

7 Evening Performances Remaining
1 Matinee Performance Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 45mins

We offer opera tickets at a range of affordable prices.
Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Language
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Age guidance: 11+

For more information, please contact our box office on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

Creative Team

Martyn Brabbins

Conductor

Richard Jones

Director

Stewart Laing

Designer

Adam Silverman

Lighting Designer

Sarah Fahie

Choreographer

John Deathridge

Translation

Cast

John Relyea

Wotan

Leigh Melrose

Alberich

Frederick Ballentine

Loge

Madeleine Shaw

Fricka

John Findon

Mime

Christine Rice

Erda

Jennifer Davis

Freia

Julian Hubbard

Froh

Blake Denson

Donner

Simon Bailey

Fasolt

James Creswell

Fafner

Eleanor Dennis

Woglinde

Idunnu Münch

Wellgunde

Katie Stevenson

Flosshilde