The Wagner Cycles: Making-Of Rheingold (February 2024)
A Project of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele
under the artistic directorship of Jan Vogler and Kent Nagano
In “The Wagner Cycles”, the individual works of Richard Wagner’s tetralogy will be performed in concert in a special collaboration between the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln. Der Ring des Nibelungen will be re-examined, rehearsed and performed – in the artistic context of the time when it was first produced, on the basis of the most recent research on Wagner and historical performance practice, flanked by a comprehensive framework programme.
Last year, the project included the celebrated tour of Das Rheingold with musicians from the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln as well as renowned soloists at the Dresden Kulturpalast, Cologne Philharmonie, the Ravello Festival and the Lucerne Festival.
The making-of video of Das Rheingold on YouTube gives a deeper insight into the project: