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Cycle 3 / The start of ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

The Ring of the Nibelung – Twilight of the Gods

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Sun 09.01.2022 - 16:00 h
Package: € 840,– / € 640,– / € 440,– / € 240,– / € 200,–

All three cycles of RING are sold exclusively as a four representation package. It is not possible to exchange between the cycles.

Informationen zum Werk

The third day
A scenic festival in three days and an eve
First performed on 17th August, 1876 in Bayreuth
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 17th October, 2021

In German with German and English surtitles

5 hrs 45 mins / 2 intervals

Pre-performance lecture (in German): 45 minutes prior to each performance

Cast

Production, Set design

Stefan Herheim

Co set design

Silke Bauer

Costume design

Uta Heiseke

Light design

Ulrich Niepel

Choir Conductor

Jeremy Bines

Siegfried

Simon O'Neill

Gunther

Thomas Lehman

Alberich

Jordan Shanahan

Hagen

Gidon Saks

Brünnhilde

Nina Stemme

Gutrune

Aile Asszonyi

1st Norn

Aile Asszonyi

2nd Norn

Karis Tucker

3rd Norn

N. N.

Wellgunde

Karis Tucker

Floßhilde

N. N.

About the performance

The final part of the tetralogy sees another broadening of the horizon. Siegfried sallies forth »to new glories«, encountering people driven by a desire for power and riches and without scruple in their determination to acquire them. Without Brünnhilde on hand to help him, the hero succumbs to a conspiracy at the Gibichung hall, also triggering the beginning of the end of the old world, which is still beset by the curse placed by Alberich in THE RHINEGOLD on the ring, which confers great power on its wearer. With Brünnhilde realising what has happened, she sees self-sacrifice as the only path to redemption: by eradicating herself through immolation and returning the stolen gold to the Rhine, she will be clearing the way for a new beginning for all. From Brünnhilde’s ashes Wagner rekindles the love theme, which until then has only been played in Act 3 of THE VALKYRIE. This charges the final moments of TWILIGHT OF THE GODS with an atmosphere of hope rather than simply the gloom of destruction. The game can begin again; will it take a different course next time?

With its 13 soloist roles, TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is an acid test for any ensemble tackling Wagner. It is also an opportunity for the Deutsche Oper Berlin to demonstrate its calibre and its ongoing dedication to the Wagner catalogue. To that end celebrity soloists such as Nina Stemme, Simon O’Neill and Gideon Saks are joined by singers of the likes of Markus Brück as Alberich and Thomas Lehmann as Gunther, who, by virtue of their past appearances at the opera house in other roles, have already served notice of their familiarity with Wagner’s musical language.

Further information

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.

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