2017 TANGLEWOOD SEASON, JUNE 17-SEPTEMBER 3, WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG
BSO MUSIC DIRECTOR ANDRIS NELSONS LEADS THE ORCHESTRA’S FIRST-EVER FULL-LENGTH CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF WAGNER’S DAS RHEINGOLD ON JULY 15—AN UNPRECENDENTED UNDERTAKING FOR THE FESTIVAL
DAS RHEINGOLD FEATURES A CAST OF ALL-STAR VOCAL SOLOISTS, INCLUDING BASS-BARITONE THOMAS J. MAYER (WOTAN), MEZZO-SOPRANO DAME SARAH CONNOLLY (FRICKA); TENOR KIM BEGLEY (LOGE), AND BARITONE JOCHEN SCHMECKENBECHER (ALBERICH)
On Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in one of the great highlights of the 2017 Tanglewood season: the orchestra’s first-ever complete concert performance of Wagner’s epic Das Rheingold, [Thomas J. Mayer]the first of the four dramas from Wagner’s masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, and a tour de force milestone for the festival. The performance features a cast of all-star vocal soloists among the most respected for these roles, including bass-baritone Thomas J. Mayer as Wotan (in his BSO and Tanglewood debuts); mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly as Fricka; tenor Kim Begley as Loge (BSO and Tanglewood debuts); and baritone Jochen Schmeckenbecher (BSO and Tanglewood debuts) as Alberich, along with other prestigious singers known for their expertise performing Wagner’s music. The performance of Das Rheingold—sung in German with English subtitles—will run without an intermission.