Updated: Complete Ring Cycles Productions: 2013

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 31 December 2012 | 10:34:00 am


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Only productions that have at least announced their principle casts have been included. As always, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any listing and recommend that you check with the box office before booking. We will attempt to add video and photos as time allows.  If you believe we have missed a production - and we have no doubt that that is the case -  please get in touch and let us know: where, when and who.


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Staatstheater Darmstadt 

Dates: 
3, 4, 11, 18 November 2012, 26, 27 January, 2, 3 February, 4, 5, 8, 9 May 2013 (three cycles) 

Cast: 

Wotan: Ralf Lukas 
Brünnhilde: Katrin Gerstenberger 
Siegfried : Christian Voigt / Jeffrey Dowd 
Siegmund : Chris Murray / Vincent Wolfsteiner 
Sieglinde: Susanne Serfling 
Alberich : Olafur Sigurdarson / Stefan Stoll 
Mime : Lasse Penttinen 
Erda : Elisabeth Hornung 
Fricka : Gundula Hintz 
Fasolt : Stephan Bootz 
Fafner : Thomas Mehnert 
Gunther: Oleksandr Prytolyuk 
Gutrune : Susanne Serfling 
Hagen : Thomas Mehnert 
Hunding: James Moellenhoff 
Loge : Scott MacAllister 
Waltraute : Anja Jung 
Freia : Anja Vincken 
Donner: Oleksandr Prytolyuk 
Froh : Carl-Christof Gebhardt 
Der Wanderer : Ralf Lukas

Conductor: Martin Lukas Meister 
Director: John Dew 
Set Designs: Heinz Balthes 
Costumes: José-Manuel Vázquez 


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Bavarian State Opera 

Dates: 
5, 6, 9, 13, 23, 24, 25, 27 January 2013 (Two cycles) 

Cast 

Wotan: Egils Silins / Thomas Johannes Mayer/Tomasz Konieczny/Terje Stensvold
Brünnhilde: Evelyn Herlitzius / Catherine Naglestad / Nina Stemme 
Siegfried : Lance Ryan / Stephen Gould 
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill 
Sieglinde : Petra Lang 
Alberich : Tomasz Konieczny 
Mime : Ulrich Reß 
Erda : Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Qiu Lin Zhang 
Fricka: Elisabeth Kulman 
Fasolt : Diogenes Randes 
Fafner : Steven Humes 
Gunther: Iain Paterson 
Gutrune : Erika Wueschner 
Hagen : Hans-Peter König 
Hunding: Hans-Peter König 
Loge : Stefan Margita 
Waltraute: Michaela Schuster 
Freia : Aga Mikolaj 
Donner: Levente Molnar 
Froh : Sergei Skorokhodov 
Der Wanderer: Juha Uusitalo

Conductor: Kent Nagano 
Director: Andreas Kriegenburg 
Set Designs: Harald Thor 
Costumes: Andrea Schraad 
Lighting: Stefan Bolliger 


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Oper Frankfurt 

Dates: 
25, 27 January, 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13 February 2013 (Two cycles) 

Cast: 

Wotan: Terje Stensvold 
Brünnhilde: Rebecca Teem 
Siegfried : Lance Ryan 
Siegmund : Frank van Aken 
Sieglinde : Claudia Mahnke 
Alberich : Jochen Schmeckenbecher 
Mime : Hans-Jürgen Lazar / Peter Marsh 
Erda :Meredith Arwady 
Fricka : Tanja Ariane Baumgartner 
Fasolt : Alfred Reiter 
Fafner : Magnus Baldvinsson 
Gunther: Peter Felix Bauer 
Gutrune : Anja Fidelia Ulrich 
Hagen : Clive Bayley 
Hunding: Ante Jerkunica 
Loge : Kurt Streit 
Waltraute: Claudia Mahnke 
Freia : Barbara Zechmeister 
Donner: Dietrich Volle 
Froh : Beau Gibson 
Der Wanderer : Terje Stensvold

Conductor: Sebastian Weigle 
Director: Vera Nemirova 
Set Designs: Jens Kilian 
Costumes: Ingeborg Bernerth 
Lighting: Olaf Winter


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Staatsoper Unter den Linden 

Dates: 
23, 24, 27, 31 March, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 14, 18, 21 April 2013 (Three full cycles) 

Cast: 

Wotan: René Pape 
Brünnhilde: Iréne Theorin 
Siegfried : Lance Ryan / Ian Storey 
Siegmund : Peter Seiffert / Christopher Ventris 
Sieglinde : Waltraud Meier 
Alberich : Johannes Martin Kränzle 
Mime : Peter Bronder 
Erda : Anna Larsson 
Fricka: Ekaterina Gubanova 
Fafner : Mikhail Petrenko 
Gunther: Gerd Grochkowski 
Gutrune : Marina Poplavskaya / Anna Samuil 
Hagen : Mikhail Petrenko 
Hunding: Mikhail Petrenko 
Loge : Stephan Rügamer 
Waltraute: Marina Prudenskaja / Waltraud Meier 
Freia : Anna Samuil 
Donner: Jan Buchwald 
Froh : Marius Vlad 
Der Wanderer: Juha Uusitalo

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim 
Director: Guy Cassiers 
Set Designs: Guy Cassiers / Enrico Bagnoli 
Costumes: Tim Van Steenbergen 
Lighting: Enrico Bagnoli 


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Metropolitan Opera 



Dates: 

6(m), 13(m), 20(m), 23, 25, 26, 29 April, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11(m) May 2013 (three cycles) 


Cast: 


Wotan: Mark Delavan / Greer Grimsley 
Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt / Katarina Dalayman 
Siegfried : Jay Hunter Morris / Lars Cleveman 
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill 
Sieglinde : Martina Serafin 
Alberich : Eric Owens / Richard Paul Fink 
Mime : Gerhard Siegel / Robert Brubaker 
Erda : Meredith Arwady 
Fricka : Stephanie Blythe 
Fasolt : Franz-Josef Selig 
Fafner : Hans-Peter König 
Gunther: Iain Paterson 
Gutrune : Wendy Bryn Harmer 
Hagen : Hans-Peter König 
Hunding: Hans-Peter König 
Loge : Stefan Margita 
Waltraute : Karen Cargill 
Freia : Wendy Bryn Harmer

Conductor: Fabio Luisi 
Director: Robert Lepage 
Set Designs:  Carl Fillion 
Costumes: François St-Aubin 
Lighting: Etienne Boucher 



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Vienna State Opera 

Dates: 
12, 15, 19, 22 May 2013 (One cycle) 

Cast: 

Wotan : Tomasz Konieczny 
Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme 
Siegfried : Stephen Gould 
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill 
Sieglinde : Camilla Nylund 
Alberich : Wolfgang Bankl 
Mime : Gerhard Siegel 
Erda : Anna Larsson 
Fricka: Janina Baechle 
Hagen : John Tomlinson 
Hunding: Ain Anger 
Loge : Norbert Ernst 
Der Wanderer: Tomasz Konieczny

Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst 
Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf 
Set Designs: Rolf Glittenberg 
Costumes: Marianne Glittenberg 


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National Theater Mannheim

Dates:
22nd May 25, May 31, May 2, June / / 7 June, 8 June, 14 June, 16 June //28th June, 30 June, 4 July, 7 July (3 Cycles)

Cast:

Judit Németh (Brünnhilde),
Jürgen Müller (Siegfried)
 Thomas Jesatko (Wotan)
,  Karsten Mewes (Alberich)
 Endrik Wottrich (Siegmund)
 Simone Schröder (Erda)

Conductor: Dan Ettinger.
Production by Achim Freyer,

Website
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Hamburg State Opera 

Dates:
26, 28, 31 May, 2 June 2013 (One cycle)

Cast:

Wotan: Falk Struckmann
Brünnhilde : Catherine Foster
Siegfried : Christian Franz
Siegmund : Christian Franz
Sieglinde : Michelle DeYoung
Alberich : John Wegner
Mime : Peter Galliard
Erda : Christa Mayer
Fricka: Katja Pieweck / Yvonne Naef
Fasolt : Tigran Martirossian
Fafner : Ayk Martirossian
Gunther: Robert Bork
Gutrune : Anna Gabler
Hagen : Attila Jun
Hunding: Peter Rose
Loge : Christian Franz
Waltraute: Michaela Schuster
Freia : Vida Mikneviciute
Donner: Jan Buchwald
Froh : Chris Lysack
Der Wanderer: Falk Struckmann

Conductor: Simone Young
Director: Claus Guth
Set Designs: Christian Schmidt
Costumes: Christian Schmidt
Lighting: Michael Bauer

Website

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Longborough Festival Opera 


Dates: 

16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30 June, 2, 6, 8, 10, 12 July 2013 (three cycles) 


Cast: 


Wotan: Jason Howard 
Brünnhilde : Rachel Nicholls 
Siegfried : Jonathan Stoughton 
Sieglinde : Lee Bisset 
Alberich : Andrew Greenan / Malcolm Rivers 
Mime : Richard Roberts / Adrian Thompson 
Erda : Anna Burford 
Fricka: Alison Kettlewell 
Fasolt : Geoffrey Moses 
Fafner : Julian Close 
Gunther: Eddie Wade 
Gutrune : Lee Bisset 
Hagen : Stuart Pedred 
Loge : Mark Le Brocq 
Waltraute: Alison Kettlewell 
Froh : Stephen Rooke 
Der Wanderer: Phillip Joll

Conductor: : Anthony Negus 
Director: Alan Privett 
Set Designs: Kjell Torriset 
Costumes: Kjell Torriset 
Lighting: Ben Ormond 


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Teatro alla Scala 


Dates: 

17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29 June 2013 (Two cycles) 

Cast: 

Wotan: Michael Volle / René Pape 
Brünnhilde : Iréne Theorin 
Siegfried : Lance Ryan / Ian Storey 
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill 
Sieglinde : Waltraud Meier 
Alberich : Johannes Martin Kränzle 
Mime : Peter Bronder 
Erda : Anna Larsson 
Fricka: Ekaterina Gubanova 
Fasolt : Iain Paterson 
Fafner : Alexander Tsymbalyuk 
Gunther : Gerd Grochowski 
Gutrune : Marina Poplavskaya 
Hagen : Mikhail Petrenko 
Hunding : Mikhail Petrenko 
Loge : Stephan Rügamer 
Waltraute : Waltraud Meier / Marina Prudenskaya 
Freia : Anna Samuil 
Donner: Jan Buchwald 
Froh : Marius Vlad 
Der Wanderer: Juha Uusitalo

Conductor: Daniel Barenboim 
Director: Guy Cassiers 
Set Designs: Enrico Bagnoli 
Costumes: Tim Van Steenbergen 
Lighting: Enrico Bagnoli 


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Opéra national de Paris 

Dates: 
18, 19, 23, 26 June 2013 (One cycle) 

Cast 

Wotan : Egils Silins 
Brünnhilde : Janice Baird 
Siegfried : Torsten Kerl 
Siegmund : Stuart Skelton 
Sieglinde : Martina Serafin 
Alberich : Peter Sidhom 
Mime : Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke 
Erda : Qiu Lin Zhang 
Fricka: Sophie Koch 
Fasolt : Lars Woldt 
Fafner : Günther Groissböck / Robert Lloyd 
Gunther: Evgeny Nikitin 
Gutrune : Edith Haller 
Hagen : Matti Salminen 
Hunding: Günther Groissböck 
Loge : Kim Begley 
Waltraute: Sophie Koch 
Freia : Edith Haller 
Donner : Samuel Youn 
Froh : Bernard Richter 
Der Wanderer: Egils Silins

Conductor: Philippe Jordan 
Director: Günter Krämer 
Set Designs: Jürgen Bäckmann 
Costumes: Falk Bauer 
Lighting: Diego Leetz 


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Munich Opera Festival

Dates:
13, 14, 15, 18 July 2013 (One cycle)

Singers:

Wotan : Johan Reuter / Bryn Terfel
Brünnhilde: Katarina Dalayman / Catherine Naglestad / Nina Stemme
Siegfried : Stephen Gould
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill
Sieglinde : Petra Lang
Alberich : Tomasz Konieczny
Mime : Ulrich Reß / Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Erda : Catherine Wyn-Rogers / Qiu Lin Zhang
Fricka: Sophie Koch
Fasolt : Diogenes Randes
Fafner : Steven Humes
Gunther: Iain Paterson
Gutrune : Erika Wuenschner
Hagen : Hans-Peter König
Hunding: Hans-Peter König
Loge : Stefan Margita
Waltraute: Michaela Schuster
Freia : Aga Mikolaj
Donner: Levente Molnar
Froh : Sergei Skorokhodov
Der Wanderer: Thomas J. Mayer

Conductor: Kent Nagano
Director: Andreas Kriegenburg
Set Designs: Harald Thor
Costumes: Andrea Schraad
Lighting: Stefan Bolliger

Website

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Seattle Opera

Dates: 
4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 23, 25 August 2013 (Three complete cycles)

Cast:

Wotan : Greer Grimsley
Brünnhilde : Alwyn Mellor
Siegfried : Stefan Vinke
Siegmund : Stuart Skelton
Sieglinde : Margaret Jane Wray
Alberich : Richard Paul Fink
Mime : Dennis Petersen
Fricka : Stephanie Blythe
Fasolt : Andrea Silvestrelli
Fafner : Daniel Sumegi
Gunther: Markus Brück
Gutrune : Wendy Bryn Harmer
Hagen : Daniel Sumegi
Hunding: Andrea Silvestrelli
Waltraute: Stephanie Blythe
Freia : Wendy Bryn Harmer
Donner: Markus Brück

Conductor: Asher Fisch
Director: Stephen Wadsworth
Set Designs: Thomas Lynch
Costumes: Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting: Peter Kaczorowski

Website

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Deutsche Oper Berlin 

Dates: 
21, 22, 27, 29 September 2013, 8, 9, 10, 12 January 2014 (Two cycles) 

Cast

Wotan: Juha Uusitalo / Mark Delavan 
Brünnhilde: Evelyn Herlitzius / Susan Bullock 
Siegfried : Lance Ryan 
Siegmund : Simon O'Neill / Peter Seiffert 
Sieglinde : Eva-Maria Westbroek / Heidi Melton 
Alberich: Eric Owens / Albert Pesendorfer / Ante Jerkunica 
Mime : Peter Maus 
Erda : Dana Beth Miller / Ewa Wolak 
Fricka: Doris Soffel / Daniela Sindram 
Fasolt : Reinhard Hagen 
Fafner : Albert Pesendorfer / Ante Jerkunica 
Gunther: Markus Brück 
Gutrune : Heidi Melton 
Hagen : Hans-Peter König 
Hunding: Reinhard Hagen 
Loge : Burkhard Ulrich 
Freia : Manuela Uhl

Conductor: Simon Rattle / Donald Runnicles 
Director: Götz Friedrich 
Set Designs: Peter Sykora 
Costumes: Peter Sykora 


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Opera Australia 


Dates: 

18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 November, 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13 December 2013 (Three cycles) 


Cast: 

Wotan : Juha Uusitalo 
Brünnhilde : Susan Bullock 
Siegfried : Gary Lehman 
Siegmund : Stuart Skelton 
Sieglinde : Miriam Gordon-Stewart 
Alberich : John Wegner 
Mime : Graeme Macfarlane 
Erda : Deborah Humble 
Fricka: Jacqueline Dark 
Fasolt : Daniel Sumegi 
Fafner : Shane Lowrencev 
Hagen : Daniel Sumegi 
Hunding: Jud Arthur 
Loge : Richard Berkeley-Steele 
Waltraute: Deborah Humble 
Freia : Hye Seoung Kwon 
Donner: Warwick Fyfe 
Froh : Andrew Brunsdon 
Der Wanderer: Juha Uusitalo

Conductor: Richard Mills 
Director: Neil Armfield 
Set Designs: Robert Cousins 
Costumes: Alice Babidge 
Lighting: Damien Cooper 

Performances at The Arts Centre Melbourne