It’s finally here!
Tonight we open Mariinsky Theatre’s epic scale production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the first in four operas, Das Rheingold.
Over the next five days this huge undertaking will see over 250 cast members, crew and orchestra, all of whom have flown over from St. Petersburg, take to the Hippodrome stage.
The huge sets for this rare event have taken over the theatre, even requiring a special marquee on the back scenic dock to hold an overflow of gigantic statues and relics used in the production.
Take a look at backstage shots as we prepare for this very special event…