Our amazing Creative Director, Brian Staufenbiel, is directing Das Rheingold at Minnesota Opera in November.
Rheingold score
As he develops the production this summer with a talented group of designers, we are creating a photo journal where Brian will share how elements of this timeless narrative can be expressed through textures and images that continually inspire his vision for this epic production.


Minnesota opera is a leading American company “admired as an innovative creator of compelling opera productions, programs and new works.” This production of Das Rheingold will integrate the orchestra into the set onstage allowing them to become a living texture that mixes with interactive lighting and multi-media technologies.

According to Brian, this video he took influenced his concept for the creation of the universe during the Rheingold overture.  It will be projected before the Rhein maidens enter.

Can you guess what it is?

New York Sunset

This New York sunset inspired thoughts of Valhalla – August 2, 2016