Opera Cheat Sheet: Das Rheingold

Listen to our quick overview of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing on our station Saturday at noon.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first of the four operas that make up the monumental Ring Cycle.  The theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich’s curse set off tragic events that will lead ultimately to the downfall of the gods.  You can hear the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.