Premiere of Wagner's Das Rheingold

SEPT 22 1869 premiere of Richard Wagner’s Das Rheingold at the National Theatre, Munich. Wagner wanted this opera to premiere as part of the entire cycle, but was forced to allow the performance at the insistence of his patron King Ludwing II of Bavaria. PIC Opening scene for later 1876 Bayreuth performance

Posted on September 21, 2015 .