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
Also available to book in 2024 - our series of talks, concerts and masterclasses fitting around our Ring cycle: Between the Ring.
The epic journey towards a new production of Wagner’s Ring at Longborough is nearing its end: what started in 2019 will culminate in the full cycle in 2024.
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.
All productions in the cycle are created especially for Longborough by Amy Lane, Artistic Director of Copenhagen Opera Festival, and Longborough’s Music Director and eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus.
Longborough has long been celebrated for its performances of Richard Wagner’s work. In Wagner’s bicentenary year of 2013 we were the only UK company to host a fully-staged cycle, described by The Times as “one of the summer’s most remarkable cultural achievements”.
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: Between the Ring. More details will be announced in the coming months.
Find out more about each production:
Das Rheingold | Die Walküre | Siegfried | Götterdämmerung
Booking will take place in priority order by membership level.
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.
Full Ring Cycle tickets only
- Wagner Production Circle and above: Monday 9 October
- Wagner Benefactors: Monday 23 October
- Wagner Patrons: Monday 6 November
- Wagner Friends: Monday 20 November
- Public booking: Monday 4 December
Booking individual Ring productions
Individual Ring productions will open for booking in early 2024.
Frequently asked questions
Does being a member guarantee me tickets to the Ring?
Membership does not guarantee tickets. As a member you will receive priority booking, which will give you a better chance of getting the tickets you want.
How many tickets can I book?
Tickets are limited during priority booking. Priority booking limits will apply to each production - for example, a Wagner Friend will be able to book two tickets to Das Rheingold, two tickets to Die Walküre, two tickets to Siegfried and two tickets to Götterdämmerung.
Visit our membership page for information on booking dates and our membership levels.
Ticket prices and seating plan
Be part of our new Ring
Wagner’s epic cycle is one of the most challenging works to bring to the stage. This monumental work of art requires huge resources, and without any corporate or government funding we seek your support in making this ambitious cycle a reality.
Being part of our new Ring cycle will bring you closer to the productions, with insights behind the scenes. Join our extended family, share your love of Longborough with other like-minded Wagnerians and opera lovers, and find out how you can support our plans by contacting Membership & Legacy Manager Gill Powell on email@example.com or on 01451 830292.
a heroic final chapterThe Times ★★★★☆
deeply satisfyingThe Guardian ★★★★☆
An epic vision of Wagneri news ★★★★☆
a sharp and brilliant orchestraThe Telegraph ★★★★☆
goes straight to the heartThe Stage ★★★★☆
unerring in pacing and balanceBachtrack ★★★★☆
particularly overwhelmingMusicOMH ★★★★☆
an enthralling and engaging productionMidlands Music Reviews ★★★★★
maximum emotional impactOpera Today
the finest Wagner performance I have heard at LongboroughSeen and Heard
A finale of unprecedented emotional sizeOpera Now ★★★★★
It would be foolhardy not to book now and head to the CotswoldsOpera Scene
sheer intelligence, both dramatic and musicalPlays to See ★★★★★
FULL STEAM AHEAD AGAIN AT THE BAYREUTH OF THE COTSWOLDSThe Times ★★★★☆
THE STAGE IS SET FOR A SIGNIFICANT COMPLETE RING CYCLE IN TWO YEARSTelegraph
LONGBOROUGH AGAIN PROVES ITS WAGNER CHOPSGuardian ★★★★☆
A FINE CAST AND FIRST-RATE ORCHESTRAL REALISATIONThe Stage
THE ENGLISH BAYREUTHBachtrack ★★★★☆
ENGLAND’S BAYREUTHOpera Today
REMARKABLE AND THOROUGHLY ENGAGINGPlays to See ★★★★★
THERE IS NOTHING TO BE FAULTED IN THIS PRESENTATIONMidlands Music Reviews ★★★★★
LONGBOROUGH OFFERS PLENTY TO ADMIRE, AND NOT JUST ITS AMBITIONMusical America
A TREMENDOUS TRIBUTE TO ANTHONY NEGUS, WHO PROBABLY KNOWS THE RING BETTER THAN ANY OTHER LIVING BRITISH CONDUCTORThe Times ★★★★☆
SIMPLY THE BEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN ON AN OPERATIC STAGEBBC Radio 3
POWERFUL STUFF FROM A REMARKABLY FINE CAST OF SINGERSOpera magazine
AS FINE WAGNER AS COULD BE WISHEDGuardian ★★★★☆
A REMARKABLE TRIUMPHPlays to See ★★★★★
INTENSELY EMOTIONALMidlands Music Reviews ★★★★★
STANDS OUT ON ITS OWN HIGHLY CREDITABLE TERMSClassical Source ★★★★☆
JUDGING BY THIS OPENING RHEINGOLD, IT IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A RING TO TRAVEL MILES TO HEAROpera Now ★★★★★
LONGBOROUGH BEGINS NEW RING WITH ASSURANCE AND CLARITYGuardian ★★★★☆
BOTH EPIC AND INTIMATE, A FANTASTIC JOURNEY THAT FELT ENTHRALLINGLY NATURALOpera magazine
a musical miracleDaily Mail ★★★★☆