The Ring cycle is now sold out.
Two additional performances of our new production of Die Walküre (12 July, conducted by Harry Sever; 14 July conducted by Anthony Negus) will open for booking in early 2024, alongside Puccini’s La bohème.
Priority booking for Die Walküre will be open to Wagner members who have not used their allocation on the Ring cycle. Priority booking for La bohème will be open to all members. See booking dates at lfo.org.uk/tickets
Siegmund and Sieglinde find themselves drawn together during a storm. Unbeknown to them their father is Wotan, chief of the gods, who through Siegmund hopes to retrieve a ring of ultimate power.
Following the cancellation of Longborough's 2020 festival, our 2021 production of Die Walküre was a socially-distanced concert production. This 2024 Die Walküre is a new production that will be seen for the first time as part of our 2024 Ring cycle.
All productions in the cycle are created especially for Longborough by Amy Lane, Artistic Director of Copenhagen Opera Festival, and Longborough Music Director and eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus.
Der Ring des Nibelungen (known as the Ring cycle) is a story of gods, giants and heroes, and their struggles for power. Wagner’s cycle is the most epic of tales, a monumental work of art with a score that is searing, desperate and sublime.
Watching a whole Ring cycle takes place across a week. The 2024 Ring will be presented in three cycles:
Cycle I: 16 – 22 June 2024
Das Rheingold 16 June
Die Walküre 18 June
Siegfried 20 June
Götterdämmerung 22 June
Cycle II: 25 June – 30 June 2024
Das Rheingold 25 June
Die Walküre 26 June
Siegfried 28 June
Götterdämmerung 30 June
Cycle III: 4 – 9 July 2024
Das Rheingold 4 July
Die Walküre 5 July
Siegfried 7 July
Götterdämmerung 9 July
There will also be a series of events around each Cycle, between performance days. More details will be announced in the coming months.
In the first instance only tickets to the full cycles will be available, and bookings cannot be split across multiple cycles. Booking a Ring Cycle ticket secures the same seat for all Ring productions.
Priority booking for the Ring opens from 9 October 2023 in priority order by membership level. Public booking opens on 4 December 2023.
Individual Ring productions will open for booking in early 2024.
A TREMENDOUS TRIBUTE TO ANTHONY NEGUS, WHO PROBABLY KNOWS THE RING BETTER THAN ANY OTHER LIVING BRITISH CONDUCTORThe Times ★★★★☆
STANDS OUT ON ITS OWN HIGHLY CREDITABLE TERMSClassical Source ★★★★☆
AS FINE WAGNER AS COULD BE WISHEDThe Guardian ★★★★☆
POWERFUL STUFF FROM A REMARKABLY FINE CAST OF SINGERSOpera magazine