The Dallas Opera to Perform ‘Das Rheingold’ with Nicholas Brownlee

By Francisco Salazar

The Dallas Opera is set to premiere a new production of Wagner’s epic tale “Das Rheingold.”

The opera returns to the company after a 20-year absence with Emmanuel Villaume conducting. Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of The Atlanta Opera, directs a cast led by Nicholas Brownlee as Wotan, Michael Mayes as Alberich, Amanda Echalaz as Fricka (TDO debut), Brenton Ryan as Loge (TDO debut), Barry Banks as Mime, and Karen Slack as Freia (TDO debut).

Erhard Rom is set and projection designer, Mattie Ullrich (TDO debut) is costume designer, Robert Wierzel is lighting designer, and David Zimmerman is wig and make-up designer.

The Dallas Opera will present the Wagner opera starting on Feb. 10, with additional performance set for Feb. 12, 15, and 18.