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Das Rheingold (Feb. 22, 1969)

Composer: Richard Wagner
Librettist: Richard Wagner

von Karajan; Reynolds, Stolze, Adam, Kelemen

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 19 min.

Theo Adam is Wotan, leader of the gods, in this extraordinary performance of the prologue to Wagner’s Ring cycle—one of only two Met broadcasts ever conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan. The star-studded cast includes Gerhard Stolze as Loge, the cunning demi-god of fire, Martti Talvela and Karl Ridderbusch as the giants, Fasolt and Fafner, Zoltán Kelemen as the Nibelung dwarf Alberich, and a young Sherrill Milnes in the supporting role of Donner.