From the primordial depths of the Rhine to the glittering turrets of Valhalla - the world of the Teutonic gods is in chaos. The evil Alberich steals the magic gold from errant water sprites and forges it into a ring that gives the wearer unfathomable power. Now, everyone wants it - but anyone who gets it is cursed! Betrayal, cheating, illicit love, and murder…it's all here in this first opera of Wagner's iconic Ring Cycle. Leading this all-star cast in a role debut as the chief god: Nicholas Brownlee, who wows with his commanding presence, huge voice, and "handsome mahogany tone" (The New Yorker). As his imperious wife and sometimes partner-in-crime, you'll love Amanda Echalaz, "whose huge reputation lives up to the hype." - Daily Telegraph, London Music Director Emmanuel Villaume conducts this new production from The Atlanta Opera.