Bayreuth Festival: Götterdämmerung


This new production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival was the opera event of the 2022 festival season. Young director Valentin Schwarz reimagines the mythical story in the present day and tells a gripping family saga in the world of the rich and powerful. The musical direction is in the hands of Cornelius Meister. The final part of the tetralogy sees Siegfried abandon his beloved Brünnhilde, allowing himself to be taken in by the Gibichungen and the unscrupulous Hagen and succumbing to the advances of Gutrune. Schwarz once more features the powerful symbol of a child and turns the horse Grane into a human companion of Brünnhilde, who also plays a central role in the shocking final image.

Additional Info

  • No: 8844
  • Composer: Richard Wagner
  • Conductor: Cornelius Meister
  • Orchestra: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra; Bayreuth Festival Chorus
  • Artists: Stephen Gould, Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Olafur Sigurdarson, Albert Dohmen, Iréne Theorin, Elisabeth Teige, Christa Mayer, Okka von der Damerau, Stéphanie Müther, Kelly God, Lea-ann Dunbar, Stephanie Houtzeel, Katie Stevenson …
  • Production year: 2022
  • Run time: 04:34:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Valentin Schwarz
  • Producers: Heliodor
  • Format: 4K
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