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Your reaction: Das Rheingold opening night

Tweets from the opening night of the 2012/13 Royal Opera Season.

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

25 September 2012 at 1.18pm | 5 Comments

Your reaction: Das Rheingold opening night

Tweets from the opening night of the 2012/13 Royal Opera Season.

Storified by Royal Opera House · Tue, Sep 25 2012 05:17:41

A few audience tweets...
Especially loved the rainbow ladders at the last bit. Gorgeous meticulous production #ROHringmichelle tan
I've always been convinced Pappano was a magician, but after seeing him do the Lumos spell with his baton, I'm sure he's a wizard. #ROHRingSorrow Pennefather
@Bryn_Terfel #ROHring Tonight was amazing. Vocally and visually stunning. A triumph!!Tim Law
Das Rheingold swept @RoyalOperaHouse @Bryn_Terfel was magnificence! Der Ring Nibelungen tonight #ROHringmiddleway
@RoyalOperaHouse 3rd time we've seen this production of The Ring, and I hate it a bit more every time.Fussy, meaningless, cluttered #ROHringEris
Wolfgang Koch as Alberich and Gerhard Siegel as Mime © Clive Barda/ROH 2012Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Best £11 i've spent in my 20 years of life, still trembling #ROHringmichelle tan
No matter how many naked Rhinemadiens and skinless abominations you throw at it, "Das Rhinegold" is still the weakest of The Ring Cycle.James Waygood
Prelim evening of #rohring over. Other critics refused to don my "ring 2012" tracksuit tops but have three more nights to persuade them.Neil Fisher
Wonderful start to #ROHring cycle. Alberich deserves a special mention as does the magnificent scene change to Nibelheim- roll on Wed.Michael Mahony
@ClareLissaman @RoyalOperaHouse I thought it was fantastic, I'm really looking forward to Wednesday now! #ROHringByron Tinker
Ann Petersen as Freia, Andrew Rees as Froh, Stig Andersen as Loge, Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Iain Paterson as Fasolt and Sarah Connolly as Fricka © Clive Barda/ROH 2012Royal Opera House Covent Garden
A few reviews...
Das Rheingold - reviewIt has been said too often that a complete staging of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the hardest thing an opera company can undertak...
Das Rheingold, Covent Garden - ReviewWith the composer's bicentenary just around the corner, there will be no shortage of Wagner activity for devotees in the year to come. Th...
And our guide to the rest of the Cycle...
Opera Essentials: Der Ring des NibelungenDer Ring des Nibelungen is a cycle full of musical and dramatic extremes. The music ranges from Siegmund and Sieglinde's rapturous love d...

What did you think of Das Rheingold?

By Chris Shipman (Head of Online Content)

25 September 2012 at 1.18pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged Das Rheingold, Ring Cycle, Social Media, twitter, your reaction

This article has 5 comments

  1. Hariclea responded on 25 September 2012 at 5:55pm Reply

    well, since i spent the morning dwelling on last night, might as well share the thoughts ;-)

  2. Massimo corsini responded on 26 September 2012 at 8:15am Reply

    After the third time I saw this Rheingold definitely is the weakest part of the ring. On the stage the few ideas are getting more and more confused. The orchestra in opening night was not as its best

  3. Bryn Terfel was a revelation in the role of Wotan and revealed him to be someone who was slowly realizing he was not in control of events and his political strategy may not come to fruition. The whole cast was splendid and Pappano and his orchestra were in top form.Well done.

  4. Paolo Ballardini responded on 24 October 2012 at 6:37am Reply

    Terfel/Wotan's and Koch/Alberich's voices were superb.
    However, I sold my Ring cycle tickets after having seen this meaningless Rheingold. Why should we continue to put up with arrogant Wagner productions? I enjoyed all my previous five Rings.

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