Zambello's Ring Cycle Finally Reaches Washington - To Include Nina Stemme

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 5:11:00 pm

After many troubled years - and its eventual premier in San Francisco a few years ago -  Francesca Zambello's "American Ring" will finally premiere in in Washington in 2016. Of especial interest to us, among some fine performers so far confirmed,  is also the announcement of Nina Stemme as Brunhilde in some of the cycles and one of our present preferred Siegfrieds in the form of Daniel Brenna, (who you can also catch in the theatre and on BBC Radio 3 this year in Opera North's Götterdämmerung)

More details below. You might also want to check out The Wagner Blogs article for more on the history of this cycle by clicking here.

April 30-May 22, 2016
Directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello
Conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin

Catherine Foster - Brünnhilde
(Cycles I and II) 

Nina Stemme - Brünnhilde
(Cycle III)
Daniel Brenna -  Siegfried

Alan Held - Wotan

Cycle ICycle IICycle III
The RhinegoldApril 30 eveMay 10 eveMay 17 eve
The ValkyrieMay 2 eveMay 11 eveMay 18 eve
SiegfriedMay 4 eveMay 13 eveMay 20 eve
Twilight of the GodsMay 6 eveMay 15 matMay 22 mat