Das Rheingold


Company Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor James Levine
Director Guenther Schneider-Diemssen
Stage Production Otto Schenk
Producer Polygram Records, 1991


Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Wotan James Morris
Fricka Christa Ludwig
Fasolt Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Fafner Matti Salminen
Freia Mari Anne Haggander
Erda Birgitta Svenden
Donner Alan Held
Froh Mark Baker
Loge Siegfried Jerusalem
Mime Heinz Zednik


Executive Producer: Peter Gelb;  Video Director: Brian Large;  Audio Producer: Jay David Saks; Costume Designer: Rolf Langenfass;  Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler.

This New York Metropolitan Opera production of Das Rheingold was shown on PBS-TV in the summer of 1990. It is a "traditional" production with realistically designed sets, following the directions (with some modifications)that Wagner himself had written.