Acclaimed Bass-Baritone Paul Carey Jones performs as “Wotan” in Wagner’s Das Rheingold at Grimeborn Festival

Photo credit: MINK Viking Portrait

Photo credit: MINK Viking Portrait

For the first time since its premiere in the 1990s, Jonathan Dove’s orchestration of Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner is coming to London with Paul Carey Jones in the role of “Wotan”. The new contemporary production by Director Julia Burbach and Music Director Peter Selwyn will open in London this Wednesday, 31 July (19:30) at Arcola Theatre followed by a number of performances until Saturday, 10 August.

The opera features 18 live musicians from the Orpheus Sinfonia and an exceptional cast of singers. As the opening of Wagner’s Ring Cycle it revolves around the Rhine treasure, which is guarded by three nymphs at the bottom of the Rhine. Alberich, a Nibelung dwarf, steals it and sparks a battle for domination which will stretch from the depths of the river to the mountaintop home of the gods.

Experience Paul Carey Jones as Wotan, the chief of the gods in Das Rheingold.

Tickets are available to purchase here!

Paul returns as Wotan at Longborough Festival Opera in an ambitious undertaking for this prestigious company, staging all the operas in the epic saga Der Ring des Nibelungen from 2021 - 23.

"This is knock-your-socks-off music drama. Paul Carey Jones is a national treasure in waiting and it's time the world woke up to him."

Mark Valencia