Very excited by this announcement. Must start saving now….
The 2018/19 Season opens with the third revival of The Royal Opera’s magnificent 2004–6 staging of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, in Keith Warner’s stunning production. Conducted by The Royal Opera’s Music Director, Antonio Pappano, it features a world-class, international cast including Nina Stemme, John Lundgren, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Sarah Connolly, Emily Magee, Stuart Skelton, Stefan Vinke, Ain Anger, Gerhard Siegel, Alan Oke and Stephen Milling.
Advance booking for the Friends of Covent Garden opens in October 2017. General booking opens November 2017.
Mon 24/09/2018 Das Rheingold
Wed 26/09/2018 Die Walküre
Sat 29/09/2018 Siegfried
Mon 01/10/2018 Götterdämmerung
Tue 02/10/2018 Das Rheingold
Thu 04/10/2018 Die Walküre
Sun 07/10/2018 Siegfried
Tue 09/10/2018 Götterdämmerung
Tue 16/10/2018 Das Rheingold
Thu 18/10/2018 Die Walküre
Sun 21/10/2018 Siegfried
Wed 24/10/2018 Götterdämmerung
Fri 26/10/2018 Das Rheingold
Sun 28/10/2018 Die Walküre
Wed 31/10/2018 Siegfried
Fri 02/11/2018 Götterdämmerung
Just to say I haven’t entirely disappeared, but have only had time in the last couple of months to post on Twitter, and that mostly links to other stories. I’ll hopefully find time to work on the content in the not too distant future. In many ways this site wasn’t meant to be an ongoing thing but more a collection of the resources on The Ring Cycle I wanted in one place and it’s mostly achieved that for me. Still a few things I’d like to add though so will be back at it soon!
Coming soon: Watch the film of Opera North’s acclaimed staging of Wagner’s epic masterpiece online, in full, for free.www.theringcycle.co.uk
A complete set of films of the Opera North Ring Cycle will be released for online streaming from Sunday 12 February, following a TV broadcast of Das Rheingold on BBC Four.
All four complete operas will be available on BBC iPlayer.
Yay! This was filmed in Leeds last year at the very set of performances I attended – so it’s going to be great. Willl we see it on Blu-ray, that’s the question.
Still running this week (three performances left) is the Minnesota Opera production of Das Rheingold – catch it while you can!
The Chicago Lyric Das Rheingold sounds interesting – still 2 performances left!
New York Time Review
Chicago Tribune Review
As a fan of both Wagner and the Marvel Comics Universe, I’m hoping for a nod to the Nibelungen in next year’s Thor 3: Ragnarok which has recently started filming.
There is precedent for this as a 1980 sequence of the Thor comic which saw the Asgardian tackle Alberich and the loss of the Rhine-gold. The writer was Roy Thomas, who went on to create one of The Ring graphic novels.