Kirill Petrenko conducts „Der Ring des Nibelungen“


From 11 January 2018, General Music Director Kirill Petrenko will be conducting two Ring Cycles. Another cycle will be part of the Munich Opera Festival 2018 (starting on 20 July). In Andreas Kriegenburg's production, which premiered in 2012, Wolfgang Koch will give his Munich debut as Wotan. John Lundgren is Alberich and Ekaterina Gubanova plays Fricka. For the first time in Munich, Nina Stemme will sing all three Brünnhilde parts. Ensemble member Okka von der Damerau will play Erda and Grimgerde. This spring, Simon O’Neill will be Siegmund, a role which will then be performed by Jonas Kaufmann during the Festival - Sieglinde will be sung by Anja Kampe just as in the premiere series. Stefan Vinke sings both Siegfried roles for the first time in Munich, and Götterdämmerung also sees performances from Hans-Peter König (Hagen) and Anna Gabler (Gutrune).

The Ring Cycle
Conductor: Kirill Petrenko
Production: Andreas Kriegenburg

Das Rheingold (11 January 2018)
With Wolfgang Koch (Wotan), Norbert Ernst (Loge), John Lundgren (Alberich), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Fasolt), Ain Anger (Fafner), Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka)

Die Walküre (19 January 2018)
With Simon O’Neill/Jonas Kaufmann (Siegmund), Ain Anger (Hunding), John Lundgren (Wotan), Anja Kampe (Sieglinde), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde), Ekaterina Gubanova (Fricka)

Siegfried (31 January 2018)
With Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Mime),  Egils Silins (Der Wanderer), John Lundgren (Alberich), Ain Anger (Fafner), Okka von der Damerau (Erda), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde)

Götterdämmerung (8 February 2018)
With Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Markus Eiche (Gunther), Hans-Peter König (Hagen), John Lundgren (Alberich), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde), Anna Gabler (Gutrune/3. Norn)