Tolkien meets Wagner

Preliminary Set Rendering by Erhard Rom

The Dallas Opera premieres a new production of Wagner’s epic tale “Das Rheingold,” a title returning to the Winspear stage after more than 20 years. The Atlanta Opera creation opens at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at 2403 Flora St. in Dallas on Friday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. and runs through February 18. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” has famously drawn comparisons between its story and that of “Das Rheingold.” Tickets at — Shelby Homiston