Part of the Operavox series of animated operas
Disributed by S4C Wales
Music edition and direction by David Seaman
English Translation by Amanda Holden
Welsh Translation by Manon Williams and Wyn Davies
Designed by Paul Shardlow
Executive Producer: Chris Grace
Script Editors: Penelope Middleboe and Martin Lamb
Music: Welsh National Opera
Animation: Carlos Alfonso Animation, Madrid
Produced by John Cary
Directed by Graham Ralph
HALF HOUR ANIMATED VERSION OF WAGNER’S CLASSIC OPERA
In 1993 six different directors were chosen by S4C to animate a condensed version of famous operas; Turandot, Rigoletto, The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville, Carmen and Rhinegold.
The intention of the Animated Opera series was to bring opera to new, young audiences in a fresh and accessible way.
This half hour animated version of Rhinegold, the first opera of Richard Wagner's massive 16 hour 'Ring Cycle' Based on Icelandic lore, Rhinegold is an epic tale of the lust for power in the mythical world of gods, giants, dwarves and underwater maidens.