It’s the first part of the 'Ring of the Nibelungs' tetralogy. Everything's perfect, nature in harmony, then: Oh no! Help! The Rhinemaidens are splashing about in the river, innocent and sexy, keeping a close eye on the gold that they've been charged to look after. But they talk too loud and too much. The dwarf Alberich approaches - and evil takes its course. Laughed at by the chattering maidens, in his offended desire and lust for power, he steals the Rhinegold. Forged into a ring, it gives its wearer limitless power over the whole world. CUT!
Valhalla - the new castle of the gods, sits defensive atop the mountain, built by the giants Fafner and Fasolt, on the orders of the father of the gods, Votan. Eternal power, unending fame - that's what he wants! But the god is broke, and can't afford the castle. The giants kidnap Freya, the goddess of eternal youth, and hold her hostage. Immediately, the immortal gods begin to age. Now, it seems that good advice is expensive, very expensive indeed. Loge, the cynical demigod and advisor to Votan, unwillingly shares the answer. It's a solution that leads to a thousand more problems: The Rhinegold! But the Ring of Power has already been forged! And it's in the hands of Alberich, the dwarf!! The wise Erda warns Votan and predicts the downfall of the gods. Just built, Valhalla crumbles. The hunt for the Ring begins...
Kaminski ON AIR: The ring of the Nibelung July 11-15, 2015