2018-07-25 | The Ring of the Nibelung

Richard Wagner Monument at Malerweg hiking trail

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 needed orchestra counts over 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 The Ring of the Nibelung

Friends of Wagner’s famous tetralogy can look forward to numerous performances of the Ring Cycle in the following years. As a rule, all four performance days spread over one entire week and thus is the ideal occasion for a musical group tour second to none.

So we are already looking forward to the Ring performances in Chemnitz, Leipzig, Duisburg and Düsseldorf in 2019. In 2020, Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" will most likely be staged at the Berlin Opera.

Oper Leipzig © Kirsten Nijhof, Oper Leipzig

A musical delight will be waiting for you and your guests in June/July 2022 in Leipzig. Home town to Richard Wagner, the opera Leipzig has decided to honour their famous son in a unique 3 week celebration, performing all of his operas in chronological order. Only exception will be his quadrilogy "Ring des Nibelungen", which will, of course, be performed in sequence.

As usual, we can assist you in organising the hotel accommodation and programme for this unique tour. Please feel free to get inspired by the exemplary music tour on the topic of Richard Wagner on our website.

Even though 2022 may seem far away, ticket sales are currently scheduled to start in January 2019 and we are happy to get your request in. There are not many information published about the event yet, but we will certainly keep you updated. Please let us know if you are interested in participating. We are looking forward to hearing from you: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Richard Wagner Monument © AugustusTours
Oper Leipzig © Kirsten Nijhof, Oper Leipzig