Prelude to an Epic: Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'

THE INTRO





THE HIT SINGLE: "Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla"

Das Rheingold ends as the gods cross the rainbow bridge into their new home. As that famous passage opens, Wotan (bass-baritone Johan Reuter) beckons his wife Fricka (mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch) towards the entryway. But as they proceed, Loge (tenor Stefan Margita) senses that they're doomed, and thinks about engulfing them all in flames, while the Rhinemaidens are heard below, lamenting the loss of their precious gold.