Das Rheingold is an opera by Richard Wagner.
Illustration of Sceme 2 by Ferdinand Leeke
Illustration of the first performance, Bayreuth 1876
Bookcover piano score
The Rhinemaidens play in the waters of the Rhine.
The Rhinemaidens tease Alberich as he reaches out for one of them.
Alberich climbs around, attempting to get closer to the Rhinemaidens.
Alberich steals the Rhinegold and is chased by the Rhinemaidens.
The goddess Freia stands under a tree of apples with her cats by her feet.
Loge talks to the Rhinemaidens.
Freia is carried away by the giants Fasolt and Fafner.
Donner, Froh, Fricka, Wotan and Loge rue the loss of Freia and her apples.
Alberich pinches Mime's ear.
Alberich puts on the Tarnhelm and vanishes; his brother Mime remains.
Alberich lords over the Nibelungs.
Loge feigns fear as Alberich turns into a giant snake.
Fafner and Fasolt complain that they can still see Freia and demand more gold.
Erda appears to warn Wotan.
Fafner kills Fasolt to get the ring for himself.
Donner calls upon the storm clouds.
The Rhinemaidens lament the loss of the Rhinegold.
Pronunciation of the original title