Would you renounce love to become all powerful? The Nibelung Alberich steals enchanted gold to craft a ring which allows him to do just that. Yet the corruptive power won’t be his forever as gods and giants discover how far they will go to possess the cursed ring. Brother kills brother, the innocent are enslaved, and the King of Gods must decide where his power truly lies.
Bass-baritone and Wagner veteran Greer Grimsley returns as Wotan alongside Frederick Ballentine, Michael Mayes, and Kenneth Kellogg in their first Seattle Opera Wagner production. Internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves makes her Seattle Opera debut as the earth goddess Erda. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner.