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(The Rhine Gold) is the first of the four operas comprising Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). It was originally written as an introduction to the tripartite Ring, but the cycle is now generally regarded as consisting of four individual operas. - Source: Wikipedia
The Houston Grand Opera plans to present the futuristic Fura dels Baus productions of Wagner's four Ring Cycle operas over four consecutive seasons starting with "Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)" in 2013-14.
New York's Metropolitan Opera says conductor James Levine will withdraw from two upcoming performances due to lingering back problems.