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From the Bayreuth Festival: "Das Rheingold" (The Rhine Gold) by Richard Wagner (1813-1883). Conductor: Pierre Boulez - Stage director: Patrice Chéreau. With Donald McIntyre (Wotan), Hanna Schwarz (Fricka), Siegfried Jerusalem (Froh), Heinz Zednik (Loge), Hermann Becht (Alberich), Matti Salminen (Fasolt), Fritz Hübner (Fafner), Carmen Reppel (Freia), Ortrun Wenkel (Erda), Martin Egel (Donner), Helmut Pampuch (Mime), Norma Sharp (Woglinde), Ilse Gramatzki (Wellgunde), Marga Schiml (Flosshilde). It began with a scandal, became the object of heated discussions, turned into a sensational success and finally blossomed into a legendary, standard setting production: The "Centennial Ring" in Bayreuth. Finally, in 1980, its last year, the production concluded with a 90-minute ovation and 110 curtain calls.

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