Please note: Arizona Opera is presenting Das Rheingold with no intermission.
Twenty years ago, Arizona Opera riveted our state with its acclaimed production of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. In celebration of this special anniversary, we conclude our 2017/18 Season with the first chapter of this masterwork inspired by Norse mythology, Das Rheingold. When the dwarf Alberich steals the magical gold of the Rhinemaidens, he unleashes a power struggle with Wotan, ruler of the gods, that will shake the very foundations of the world. Driven by dark, powerful melodies and motifs, Das Rheingold brings the gods to life in this electrifying production. The Arizona Opera Orchestra will perform on stage, with stunning scenic set design and concept by Brian Staufenbiel, and dramatic video and projection designed by David Murakami.