Third day of Der Ring des Nibelungen in a prologue and 3 acts by Richard Wagner
Libretto by the composer. Premiered at the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth on 17 August 1876.
Reprise of the production by Dieter Dorn & Jürgen Rose (2013-14)
Sung in German with English and French surtitles
Duration: approx. 5h10 (with two intermissions)
The plot thickens and darkens. The prophecy made in The Rhinegold is fulfilled in Twilight of the Gods, the fourth and last episode of Richard Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung. Here ends Dieter Dorn and Jürgen Rose’s retelling of the great musical and stage epic that has challenged so many artists before them. Along with conductor Georg Fritzsch and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, they pare the difficult plot of Twilight of the Gods to its essentials, focusing their clear narrative on the great redemption by love through Brünnhilde’s self-sacrifice and the return of the Ring to the Rhine before nothingness engulfs the world.
|Musical Director||Georg Fritzsch|
|Stage Director||Dieter Dorn|
|Set & costumes Designer||Jürgen Rose|
|Lighting Designer||Tobias Löffler|
|Body Expression||Heinz Wanitschek|
|First Norn||Wiebke Lehmkuhl|
|Second Norn||Roswitha Christina Müller|
|Third Norne||Karen Foster|
|Two Hunters||Rémi Garin & Peter Baekeun Cho|
|Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus |
Director Alan Woodbridge
|Orchestre de la Suisse Romande|
Conference about the work
Performances take place at the Place de Neuve.