Bayreuth's new Ring: Siegfried
Opera

Bayreuth's new Ring: Siegfried

Valentin Schwarz

Performance date: 04/08/2022
Available until: 14/11/2047
244 Min
Available in 4K

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. In Siegfried, Schwarz underlines the tragicomic elements in the relationship between the title hero and his foster father, Mime. The production also finds original and novel images for Siegfried's encounter with the dragon and Brünnhilde's liberation from the circle of fire. As Siegfried, Andreas Schager makes light of the role's legendary challenges.

Soloists
Arnold Bezuyen (Tenor), Daniela Köhler (Soprano), Tomasz Konieczny (Bass-Baritone), Andreas Schager (Tenor), Wilhelm Schwinghammer (Bass), Olafur Sigurdarson (Baritone), Alexandra Steiner (Soprano), Okka von der Damerau (Mezzo-Soprano)
Ensemble
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Conductor
Cornelius Meister