Complete Ring Cycles: 2018. Full Listing

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 27 December 2017 | 10:06:00 pm


What follows is a list of full Ring cycles in 2018. As always details may change, or we may have made an error. Please check with each houses website or box office before booking or making arrangements. Contact details are given for each in the listing. If we have missed a full cycle somewhere please let us know providing full details


Mariinsky Theatre


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates: 
 1, 2, 3, 4 March 2018 (two cycles)

Cast: 
Wotan: Yevgeny Nikitin / Vladimir Feliauer

Brünnhilde
 Olga Sergeyeva / Yekaterina Shimanovich / Larisa Gogolevskaya

Siegfried:
 Mikhail Vekua / Dmitry Voropaev

Siegmund:
 Dmitry Voropaev

Sieglinde:
 Yekaterina Shimanovich

Alberich:
 Edem Umerov / Roman Burdenko

Mime:
 Andrei Zorin / Andrei Popov

Erda:
 Zlata Bulycheva

Fricka :
 Anna Kiknadze / Yekaterina Sergeyeva

Fasolt:
 Vadim Kravets

Fafner
 Pavel Shmulevich / Gennady Bezzubenkov

Gunther:
 Yevgeny Nikitin

Gutrune: 
Yevgenia Muravieva

Hagen:
 Pavel Shmulevich

Hunding:
 Gennady Bezzubenkov

Loge:
 Mikhail Vekua

Waltraute:
 Elena Vitman

Conductor: 
Michael Guettler

Director: 
Valery Gergiev / George Tsypin

Set Designs: 
George Tsypin

Costumes: 
Tatiana Noginova

Lighting: 
Gleb Filshtinsky


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Oper Leipzig


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen




Dates:

6, 7, 13, 14 January, 11, 12, 14, 15 April, 10, 11, 12, 13 May 2018 (three cycles)

Cast:

Wotan 
Tuomas Pursio / Thomas Johannes Mayer

Brünnhilde 
Edith Haller / Katherine Broderick / Christiane Libor

Siegfried 
Daniel Frank / Thomas Mohr

Siegmund 
Nikolai Schukoff

Sieglinde 
Daniela Köhler

Alberich 
Pavlo Hunka / Tuomas Pursio

Mime 
Dan Karlström

Erda 
Claudia Huckle

Fricka 
Karin Lovelius / Kathrin Göring

Fasolt 
Runi Brattaberg

Fafner 
James Moellenhoff

Gunther 
Tuomas Pursio

Gutrune 
Gal James

Hagen 
Runi Brattaberg

Hunding 
Runi Brattaberg

Loge 
Thomas Mohr

Freia 
Gal James

Donner 
Kay Stiefermann

Froh 
Sven Hjörleisson

Der Wanderer 
Egils Silins

Conductor:
Ulf Schirmer

Director:
Rosamund Gilmore

Set Designs:
Carl Friedrich Oberle

Costumes:
Nicola Reichert

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Bavarian State Opera


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates:
11, 13, 19, 22, 31 January, 3, 8, 11 February 2018 (two cycles)

Cast:

Wotan
Wolfgang Koch

Brünnhilde
Nina Stemme

Siegfried
Stefan Vinke

Siegmund
Simon O'Neill

Sieglinde
Anja Kampe

Alberich
John Lundgren

Mime
Wolfgang Ablinger=Sperrhacke

Erda
Okka von der Damerau

Fricka
Ekaterina Gubanova

Fasolt
Alexander Tsymbalyuk

Fafner
Ain Anger

Gunther
Markus Eiche

Gutrune
Anna Gabler

Hagen
Hans-Peter König

Hunding
Ain Anger

Loge
Norbert Ernst

Waltraute
Okka von der Damerau

Freia
Golda Schultz

Donner
Markus Eiche

Froh
Dean Power

Der Wanderer
Wolfgang Koch

Conductor:
Kirill Petrenko

Director:
Andreas Kriegenburg

Set Designs:
Harald Thor

Costumes:
Andrea Schraad

Lighting:
Stefan Bolliger

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Semperoper Dresden


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates: 
13, 14, 18, 20, 29, 30 January, 1, 4 February 2018 (two cycles)

Cast

Wotan
Vitalij Kowaljow

Brünnhilde
Petra Lang

Siegfried
Andreas Schager

Siegmund
Peter Seiffert

Alberich
Albert Dohmen

Mime
Gerhard Siegel

Erda
Janina Baechle

Fricka
Christa Mayer

Fasolt
Georg Zeppenfeld

Fafner
Karl-Heinz Lehner

Gutrune
Edith Haller

Hagen
Albert Pesendorfer

Hunding
Georg Zeppenfeld

Loge
Kurt Streit

Waltraute
Christa Mayer

Freia
Regina Hangler

Donner
Derek Welton

Froh
Tansel Akzeybek

Der Wanderer
Vitalij Kowaljow


Conductor: 
Christian Thielemann

Director: 
Willy Decker

Set Designs: 
Wolfgang Gussmann

Costumes: 
Wolfgang Gussmann / Frauke Schernau

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Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe




Dates: 
March: 28.03.2018, 29.03.2018, 31.03.2018, 02.04.2018.
May:  05.05.2018, 06.05.2018, 10.05.2018, 12.05.2018

Cast: 
Please visit website due to different cast members across the two cycles. Also, unusual as there are four different directors! Das Rheingold" staged by David Hermann, Walkure, directed by Yuval Sharon, "Siegfried", directed by Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson, "Götterdämmerung", directed by Tobias Kratzer).

Conductor
Justin Brown





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Sofia National Opera and Ballet


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates: 
18, 19, 21, 23 May, 5, 6, 8, 10 July 2018 (two cycles - Moscow and Sofia) Please note. Some of these dates are in Moscow. Please check with website before booking

Cast 
Not announced as of yet

Director: 
Plamen Kartaloff

Set Designs: 
Nikolay Panayotov

Lighting: 
Andrey Haydinyak


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San Francisco Opera


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates: 
12, 13, 15, 17(m), 19, 20, 22, 24(m), 26, 27, 29 June, 1(m) July 2018 (three cycles)


Cast

Wotan
Greer Grimsley

Brünnhilde
Evelyn Herlitzius

Siegfried
Daniel Brenna

Siegmund
Brandon Jovanovich

Sieglinde
Karita Mattila

Alberich
Falk Struckmann

Mime
David Cangelosi

Erda
Ronnita Miller

Fricka
Jamie Barton

Fasolt
Andrea Silvestrelli

Fafner
Raymond Aceto

Gunther
Brian Mullligan

Gutrune
Melissa Citro

Hagen
Andrea Silvestrelli

Hunding
Raymond Aceto

Loge
Stefan Margita

Waltraute
Jamie Barton

Donner
Brian Mulligan

Froh
Brandon Jovanovich

Der Wanderer
Greer Grimsley

Conductor: 
Donald Runnicles

Director: 
Francesca Zambello

Set Designs: 
Michael Yeargan

Costumes: 
Catherine Zuber

Lighting: 
Mark McCullough



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Munich Opera Festival


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Dates:
20, 22, 24, 27 July 2018 (one cycle)

Cast

Wotan 
Wolfgang Koch

Brünnhilde 
Nina Stemme

Siegfried 
Stefan Vinke

Siegmund 
Jonas Kaufmann

Sieglinde 
Anja Kampe

Alberich 
John Lundgren

Mime 
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

Erda 
Okka von der Damerau

Fricka 
Ekaterina Gubanova

Fasolt 
Alexander Tsymbalyuk

Fafner 
Ain Anger

Gunther 
Markus Eiche

Gutrune 
Anna Gabler

Hagen 
Hans-Peter König

Hunding 
Ain Anger

Loge 
Norbert Ernst

Freia 
Golda Schultz

Donner 
Markus Eiche

Froh 
Dean Power

Der Wanderer 
Wolfgang Koch

Conductor:
Kirill Petrenko

Director:
Andreas Kriegenburg

Set Designs:
Harald Thor

Costumes:
Andrea Schraad

Lighting:
Stefan Bolliger


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OS, ODEON, Odense


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen

Dates From 22 May - 3 June (Two Cycles. Please click above for full dates)


Cast:


Wotan: James Johnson

Brünnhilde (Die Walküre & Götterdämmerung): Jennifer Wilson

Brünnhilde (Siegfried): Catherine Foster

Siegfried: Torsten Kerl

Mime: 22/5, 25/5 samt 29/5 Gerhard Siegel – 3/6 Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke

Alberich: Pavlo Hunka

Fricka: Lioba Braun

Hunding: Andreas Hörl

Hagen: Runí Brattaberg

Siegmund: Kristian Benedikt

Sieglinde: Miina-Liisa Värelä

Gunther: Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester

Gutrune: Lyuba Petrova

Erda: Simone Schröder

Froh: Magnus Vigilius

Loge: Vsevolod Grivnov

Freia: Lyuba Petrova

Donner: Wieland Satter

Fasolt: Gabor Bretz

Fafner: Andreas Hörl

Woglinde: Nina Bols Lundgren

Wellgunde: Sabrina Kögel

Flosshilde: Andrea Pellegrini

Gerhilde: Winnie Merete Duholm

Ortlinde: Anne Margrethe Dahl

Waltraute(Götterdämmerung): Lioba Braun

Waltraute(Walküre): Karin Lovelius

Schwertleite: Simone Schröder

Helmwige: Barbara Dobrzanska

Siegrune: Sabrina Kögel

Grimgerde: Johanne Bock

Rossweisse: Andrea Pellegrini

Waldvogel: Nina Bols Lundgren

1. Norn: Simone Schröder

2. Norn: Karin Lovelius

3. Norn: Barbara Dobrzanska



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Tiroler Festspiele Erl


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates:
26, 27, 28, 29(m) July 2018

Cast

Not yet anounced

Conductor:
Gustav Kuhn

Director:
Gustav Kuhn

Set Designs:
Jan Hax Halama

Costumes:
Lenka Radecky

Lighting:
Gustav Kuhn


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The Royal Opera


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen



Dates:
24, 26, 29(m) September, 1, 2, 4, 7(m), 9, 16, 18, 21(m), 24, 26, 28, 31 October, 2 November 2018 (four cycles)

Cast

Wotan 
John Lundgren

Brünnhilde 
Nina Stemme

Siegfried 
Stefan Vinke

Siegmund 
Stuart Skelton

Sieglinde 
Emily Magee

Alberich 
Johannes Martin Kränzle

Mime 
Gerhard Siegel

Erda 
Wiebke Lehmkuhl

Fricka 
Sarah Connolly

Fasolt 
Günther Groissböck

Fafner 
Brindley Sherratt

Gunther 
Markus Butter

Gutrune 
Emily Magee

Hagen 
Stephen Milling

Hunding 
Ain Anger

Loge 
Alan Oke

Waltraute 
Karen Cargill

Freia 
Lise Davidsen

Donner 
Markus Eiche

Froh 
Andrew Staples

Der Wanderer 
John Lundgren

Conductor:
Antonio Pappano

Director:
Keith Warner

Set Designs:
Stefanos Lazaridis

Costumes:
Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Lighting:
Wolfgang Göbbel


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