At the Semperoper Dresden
Der Ring des Nibelungen 2018
13th January to 4th February 2018
Conductor Christian Thielemann
Director Willy Decker
Scenery Wolfgang Gussmann
Costumes Frauke Schernau/Wolfgang Gussmann
Produced in cooperation with the Teatro Real Madrid
With Albert Dohmen, Petra Lang, Christa Mayer, Andreas Schager, Gerhard Siegel, Kurt Streit, Georg Zeppenfeld
In 2018 Willy Decker’s production of »Der Ring des Nibelungen« returns to the stage of the Semperoper Dresden. Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann, an acclaimed Wagner specialist, will direct the Dresden Staatskapelle, whom Richard Wagner called his »miraculous harp«, in this psychologically penetrating and musically explosive drama of gods and men.
It was during his tenure as the Saxon court’s Kapellmeister that Richard Wagner decided to compose a work around the Nibelungen legend, and indeed the first reading of the draft libretto was held in Dresden.
Aided by a fabulous ensemble of singers, Willy Decker’s production places the battle for the power of the ring within a theatre, which becomes the backdrop for the demise of the gods and the rise of man. Thereby, the boundary between stage and reality becomes ever more blurred. This is a powerful interpretation of Wagner’s music drama, featuring heartrending characters and fantastic images.
The Ring Cycles for 2018
Be sure to secure your places now for the performances of the »Ring-Cycle« in January/ February 2018 in the Semperoper Dresden. Ticket sales for the Ring cycles begin on 25th January 2017. Remaining tickets for individual performances can be purchased from 15th March 2017.
Ring Cycle 1
Sat, 13.1.2018, 6 p.m. Das Rheingold
Sun, 14.1.2018, 4 p.m. Die Walküre
Thu, 18.1.2018, 5.30 p.m. Siegfried
Sat, 20.1.2018, 4 p.m. Götterdämmerung
Ring Cycle 2
Mon, 29.1.2018, 7 p.m. Das Rheingold
Tue, 30.1.2018, 6 p.m. Die Walküre
Thu, 1.2.2018, 5.30 p.m. Siegfried
Sun, 4.2.2018, 4 p.m. Götterdämmerung
Cycle price per person / seating categories 1-5:
Euro 502.50 / 469.00 / 381.50 / 338.50 / 237.50
The Box office and Subscription Office are located in the »Schinkelwache« at the Theaterplatz (theatre square).
- Semperoper Dresden
- Box Office
- Theaterplatz 2
- 01067 Dresden
- T +49 351 4911 705
- T +49 351 4911 706
- F +49 351 4911 700
Mon to Fri 10am–6pm
Sat, Sun and holidays closed