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LFO Ring Cycle 2013 - Dates and cast

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday 5 October 2012 | 8:46:00 pm

Longborough Festival Opera will be presenting what is possibly the most ambitious Ring Cycle of the bicentenary in 2013 - not one or two but three complete Cycles.

Presented in a theatre especially designed for Wagner - that lies in the middle of Cotswold -  it remains something of an unique accomplishment. Previous performances (begun in 2007) of the individual parts of the Cycle have been greeted with much enthusiasm.  Full details below and what cast information is presently available. Consistent through-out remains the Brünnhilde  of Rachel Nicholls (who will also be making her debut as Senta in Scottish opera's new production of the Dutchman in 2013) who received much praise for the part last year. The Wagnerian's interview with her can be read here,  where we have now added her performance of the Liebestod

Dates (2013):

Cycle 1: 16, 18, 20, 22 June;
Cycle 2: 26, 28, 30 June 2 July
Cycle 3: 6, 8, 10, 12 July



Alberich – Andrew Greenan
Wellgunde – Sara Wallander Ross
Wotan – Jason Howard
Fricka – Alison Kettlewell
Froh – Stephen Rooke
Loge – Mark Le Brocq
Fasolt – Geoffrey Moses
Fafner – Julian Close
Mime – Richard Roberts

Sieglinde – Lee Bisset
Wotan – Jason Howard
Brünnhilde – Rachel Nicholls
Fricka – Alison Kettlewell


Mime – Adrian Thompson
Wotan – Phillip Joll
Alberich – Malcolm Rivers
Fafner – Julian Close
Brünnhilde – Rachel Nicholls


Brünnhilde – Rachel Nicholls
Siegfried – Jonathan Stoughton
Gunther – Eddie Wade
Hagen – Stuart Pendred
Gutrune – Lee Bisset
Waltraute – Alison Kettlewell
Alberich – Malcolm Rivers
Wellgunde – Sara Wallander-Ross