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2020-05-07 | Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" 2021/2022 in Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin

Culture enthusiasts can take a deep breath: after the Corona-related compulsory break, friends of the famous Wagner tetralogy can look forward to numerous performances of the Ring cycle in the years to come. It will start at the Semper Opera in Dresden where two cycles will be performed at the beginning of 2021. The Deutsche Oper in Berlin has published to perform in total three cycles (two in November 2021 and another one in January 2022). But a special highlight is planned at Leipzig Opera House in 2022: the performance of all Wagner operas in the chronological order of their original premieres. So many occasions for top-class musical group tours!

Performances of the 2020/2021 Ring cycle in Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin

Dresden: Ring performances in January/February 2021

In January and February 2021 performances are planned at one of Wagner's places of work in Dresden: the Semper Opera. As principal conductor, Christian Thielemann will demonstrate his skills in the two cyclical performances at the podium of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden.

Cycle 1: 29/01 till 03/02/2021:
29/01: The Rhinegold, 30/01: The Valkyrie, 01/02: Siegfried, 03/02: Twilight of the Gods
Cycle 2: 07.02. till 12.02.2021:
07/02: The Rhinegold, 08/02: The Valkyrie, 10/02: Siegfried, 12/02: Twilight of the Gods
Semperoper Dresden (c) Christoph Münch

What do you think of the suggestion to combine your musical journey to the Ring cycle in Dresden with a visit to the Richard Wagner sites in Graupa and perhaps also a visit to the city of Leipzig? Our music tour "In the footsteps of Richard Wagner" will help you to find further ideas.

Berlin: Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung" in winter 2021/2022

In November 2021 and January 2022, the Deutsche Oper Berlin undertakes the challenge of rendering Wagner's masterpiece in three cycles.

Cycle 1: 09/11 till 14/11/2021
09/11: The Rhinegold, 10/11: The Valkyrie, 12/11: Siegfried, 14/11: Twilight of the Gods
Cycle 2: 16/11 till 21/11/2021
16/11: The Rhinegold, 17/11: The Valkyrie, 19/11: Siegfried, 21/11: Twilight of the Gods
Cycle 3: 04/01 till 09/01/2022
04/01: The Rhinegold, 05/01: The Valkyrie, 07/01: Siegfried, 09/01: Twilight of the Gods
Deutsche Oper Berlin (c) Bernd Uhlig

Leipzig: performances of all Wagner operas in summer 2022

For the year 2022, the birthplace of Richard Wagner has thought up something very special: In June/July 2022, all of Wagner's operas are to be performed at the Leipzig Opera within three weeks, chronologically in the order of their creation. 

Of course, the "Ring of the Nibelung" must not be missed, and it will of course be shown on consecutive days. Dates and conditions will be sent to you on request as soon as we have more information.
Oper Leipzig © Kirsten Nijhof, Oper Leipzig

You would to experience the Ring Cycle in Leipzig in 2020 with your group? We are looking forward to compile for you a tailor-made travel offer for your group. If you would already like to get inspired, feel free to browse in our music tour “Following in the footsteps of Richard Wagner”. Simply send us your group tour request. We are very much looking forward to it.

We are happy to receive your requests for the above events (subject to availability). Please note that tickets for Ring cycles are only sold as package for all 4 days (no single performances) and in combination with hotel and programme booking.

General information about Richard Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung"

Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung is an opera cycle of the following four dramas: “The Rhinegold”, “The Valkyrie”, “Siegfried” and “Twilight of the Gods”. For these, Richard Wagner composed the text and music and bequeathed concrete scenic notes on how to realise them.

The performance has a length of 16 hours. The orchestra consists of more than 100 musicians. Furthermore, 34 soloists and a women’s and men’s choir come along. The Ring is known for being Wagner’s most considerable work and, simultaneously, counts to the most extensive staging works in the world.
Richard Wagner Monument at Malerweg hiking trail

 
Credits:
Semperoper Dresden © Christoph Münch
Deutsche Oper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
Oper Leipzig © Kirsten Nijhof, Oper Leipzig
Richard Wagner Monument © AugustusTours