Bayreuth's new Ring: Götterdämmerung
This new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival was the opera event of the 2022 festival season. Young director Valentin Schwarz reimagines the mythical story in the present day and tells a gripping family saga in the world of the rich and powerful. The musical direction is in the hands of Cornelius Meister. The final part of the tetralogy sees Siegfried abandon his beloved Brünnhilde, allowing himself to be taken in by the Gibichungen and the unscrupulous Hagen and succumbing to the advances of Gutrune. Schwarz once more features the powerful symbol of a child and turns the horse Grane into a human companion of Brünnhilde, who also plays a central role in the shocking final image.
- Albert Dohmen (Bass-Baritone), Lea-ann Dunbar (Soprano), Kelly God (Soprano), Clay Hilley (Tenor), Stéphanie Houtzeel (Mezzo-Soprano), Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Baritone), Christa Mayer (Mezzo-Soprano), Stéphanie Müther (Soprano), Olafur Sigurdarson (Baritone), Katie Stevenson (Mezzo-Soprano), Elisabeth Teige (Soprano), Iréne Theorin (Soprano), Okka von der Damerau (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
- Cornelius Meister