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Opera

Films: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried

Musical drama by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Libretto by the composer.

Film screening of the first three operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen.

  • Length

    Varies per opera. See below.

  • Where

    Chalmers & Skövde Kulturhus

  • Genre

    Opera

  • Language

    German, with Swedish subtitles

  • Price

    150kr per opera / 375kr for all three

  • Accessibility

See below for booking info

Richard Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen (the “Ring Cycle”) is the Mount Everest of opera. It transformed the history of music and artistic thinking as a whole.

No composer could write tragic endings quite like Wagner. His epic work Der Ring des Nibelungen (the “Ring Cycle”) spans three generations of characters and four operas – Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung – with a total playing time of over 15 hours. 2018 saw the start of the first ever complete Ring Cycle performed in Gothenburg. Prepare for the finale, this year’s production of Götterdämmerung, by watching the films of the first three operas in Der Ring des Nibelungen.

The four operas are conducted by Evan Rogister, Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera. The director is Stephen Langridge, The Göteborg Opera’s artistic director for Opera/Drama in 2013–2019. He highlights the sustainability aspect of the “RIng’s” plot, choosing to emphasise how violating the laws of nature leads to the world’s destruction. 

The films were recorded during the runs of each opera (2018, 2019, 2020).

More information about visiting the film screenings at RunAn will be published here at a later date.

The story of the Ring

The plot of Der Ring des Nibelungen is based on a story from Norse mythology. It starts when Alberich, an evil Nibelung dwarf, gains complete power over the world by plundering the Earth and its precious resources – gold – and renouncing love. Out of the gold he stole from the Rhine, he forges a ring that gives power to rule the world. But the ring is stolen by Wotan, ruler of the gods, and given to the giants as payment for building Valhalla, the gods’ abode. 15 hours later – after unparalleled love, brutal murders, a dragon and a talking woodbird, after a journey from the bed of the river to a mountaintop surrounded by fire – we finally come to the end of the world. What can grow out of the ruins?

Screenings in Gothenburg

RunAn, Chalmers

Das Rheingold

29 November 5.00pm
2 h. 50 min. no interval

Die Walküre

30 November 5.00pm
4 h. 47 min. (65 min. + 40 min. interval + 92 min. + 20 min. interval + 70 min.)

Siegfried

2 December 5.00pm
4 h. 56 min. (83 min. + 40 min. interval + 73 min. + 20 min. interval + 80 min.)

RunAn is part of Chalmers konferenscentrum and is a stone’s throw from Avenyn and Götaplatsen in Gothenburg. The address is Chalmersplatsen 1.

Vägbeskrivning Chalmers Conference Centre – Google Maps.

In the interval you can buy refreshments at J.A. Pripps Pub and Cafe which is by RunAn. We recommend that you eat in the first interval, since this is longer than the second. (This applies to Die Walküre and Siegfried. Das Rhenigold has no interval.)

You can buy a program online when buying your ticket, or when you arrive at RunAn.

Price

SEK 150 per opera screening or SEK 375 for all three operas, incl. service fee.

Buy tickets to individual screenings in Gothenburg

Buy a package for all screenings in Gothenburg

Tickets released 28 October

 

Screenings in Skövde

Skövde Kulturhus Odeon

Das Rheingold

24 November 5.00pm
2 h. 50 min. no interval

Die Walküre

25 November 5.00pm
4 h. 47 min. (65 min. + 40 min. interval + 92 min. + 20 min. interval + 70 min.)

Siegfried

1 December 5.00pm
4 h. 56 min. (83 min. + 40 min. interval + 73 min. + 20 min. interval + 80 min.)

Price

SEK 150 per opera screening or SEK 375 for all three, incl. service fee.

Buy tickets

Skövde Kulturhus 0500-49 80 99
Turistbyrån 0500-44 66 88

Buy tickets for individual screenings in Skövde

Buy package for all screenings in Skövde 

Trailers for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Siegfried

Das Rheingold

Musical drama in one act by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Libretto by the composer.

In Das Rheingold, the evil Nibelung dwarf Alberich steals the Rhine’s precious gold from the depths of the river. He knows that anyone who forges a ring out of this gold and renounces love will gain the power to rule the world. Thus begins a downward spiral of hate, abuse of power and environmental destruction. But it’s also a tale of passionate love, violent liberation and heart-rending reconciliation.

Die Walküre

Musikdrama in three acts by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Text by the composer.

In Die Walküre, the journey continues towards the world’s destruction, with a love so deep that it challenges all conventions and moves the hearts of gods. Moved by compassion for two humans, Brünnhilde defies her father, Wotan, the ruler of the gods. The consequences will prove devastating – for Brünnhilde, for Wotan, for the gods and for humans.

4 h. 47 min. (65 min. + 40 min. interval + 92 min. + 20 min. interval + 70 min.)

Siegfried

In Siegfried, a new generation enters the plot with the appearance of Siegfried, an orphaned and fearless youth. Meanwhile, the battle continues to gain the gold that gives power to rule the world. Only a person who doesn’t know fear is destined to win it. Is Siegfried the one everyone’s been waiting for?

4 h. 56 min. (83 min. + 40 min. interval + 73 min. + 20 min. interval + 80 min.)

Calendar

Note that this shows only the dates for individual screenings in Göteborg. For the screenings in Skövde and for package prices, please see the links above.

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