The Metropolitan Opera: Das Rheingold Synopsis
The first of the four operas that comprise The Ring of the Nibelung.

Movie Reviews


By Florida Panther
Having seen M. Le Page's production of "The Damnation of Faust", I was not expecting much. I even speculated that it could be worse then the execrable Chereau Ring. I was delighted with this...

Ancient Myth, High Tech setting

By diaphora
Instead of 4 scenes and 3 intermissions, the opera ran continuously start to finish, adding another whole dimension to the term "through-composed." Bravo!...

Another outstanding MetOpera production!

By fredtowers
As ever, the Met offered a fine HD experience. The picture and sound were better that being at Lincoln Center. There were more wide shots, and the picture was brighter than in previous seasons. We...

Amazing set

By scotirene
The MET's Das Rheingold is excellent. The highlight is the amazing set - the best staging of a Wagner opera I have ever seen....

Rheingold--It's all about THE SET!

By GiovannaDellaCroce
Three hours with no intermission; be forewarned! A useful "making of" segment demonstrated the famous set. I'd read about it but couldn't envision it. Levin got a big hand when he came out,...

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By gerontius
singing was excellent, picture dark (as always). Biggest complaint is that the theatre did not open until 12 - for a 1pm curtain. We had gotten there at 11:15 so were forced to wait outside. Very...

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By artfil
Excellent production. Spectacular set--but-- as with all HD productions we feel there should be more full stage views to get the scope of the production. Closeups are wonderful to see the vocalists...

An unexpected pleasure

By Skeptic1
This RHEINGOLD is, hands down, the best Wagnerian production I've been to in my life. I'm not a Wagner enthusiast; wild horses couldn't drag me to another performance of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE. But this...

Best way to see opera hands down

By rthlncln
Love the Met at the Movies- such a bargain! If you went to the Met in NYC, it would cost $200! At the movies, it's only $22.00 plus you see the characters and sets more closely, and backstage...

Production overshadows singing, but still pretty amazing

By devadasi
The Robert LePage set is the centerpiece of this Das Rheingold, but there's a lot to hear as well as watch. Pity the poor singers - all they had to do before now was act, sing, and speak languages......

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Rated NR | For Suitable for all audiences