The NNTT premiere of Das Rheingold was in March 2001. This is the long awaited revival. The conductor is the popular and accomplished Dan Ettinger who made his Japan debut right here at NNTT. Prominent singers in Wagner repertoire assemble in Tokyo for this production. Jukka Rasilainen from Dresden Semper Oper is Wotan. Thomas Sunnegardh (mainly performs at the Stockholm Royal Opera) is Loge, and Alberich is Jurgen Linn who mainly performs at the Nuremberg State Theatre Opera. Fricka is portraited by Elena Zhidkova who jump up to a star status in Japan with her debut right here at NNTT. This is literally a world class cast.