Planned schedule of performances:
Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
the full cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen
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”.
All productions in the new Ring will be created especially for Longborough. Amy Lane, who revived Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni and Jonathan Kent’s Tosca for The Royal Opera, will direct the entire cycle: “The Ring cycle is the most epic of tales with a score that is searing, desperate, sublime and so perfectly unfathomable. What an honour it is to set foot upon this glorious pathway and to commence this journey with Longborough”.
Our Music Director and eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus will conduct.
We’re delighted to announce some of our principal cast of what will surely be an unforgettable Ring cycle...
- Wotan Darren Jeffery (2019) / Paul Carey Jones (2020, 2021 & 2023)
- Alberich Mark Stone
- Fricka Madeleine Shaw
- Loge / Siegmund Mark Le Brocq
- Brünnhilde Lee Bisset
- Siegfried Jonathan Stoughton
- Sieglinde Sarah Marie Kramer
- Hunding Julian Close
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 Memberships offering priority booking and 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 & Development Manager Gill Powell on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01451 830292.
JUDGING BY THIS OPENING RHEINGOLD, IT IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE A RING TO TRAVEL MILES TO HEAROpera Now ★★★★★
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BOTH EPIC AND INTIMATE, A FANTASTIC JOURNEY THAT FELT ENTHRALLINGLY NATURALOpera Magazine
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IN 2023 THIS RURAL IDYLL WILL BE A WAGNERIAN HEAVENOpera Today
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JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT WAGNER DECLARED HE WISHED FORPlays to See ★★★★★
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