OPERA NORTH’S ASTONISHING AND ENTHRALLING RING CYCLE TOURS UK IN 2016
Leeds Town Hall (23 April – 21 May & 24 – 29 May 2016)
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (6 – 11 June 2016)
The Lowry, Salford (13 – 18 June 2016)
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (28 June – 3 July 2016)
Sage Gateshead (5 – 10 July 2016)
An extraordinary journey comes full circle in 2016, as Opera North presents highly anticipated full performances of The Ring Cycle: Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The Leeds-based national opera company will perform a series of six full cycles of the operas which make up Wagner’s marathon four-part masterpiece: Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung.
Previously staged in annual instalments between 2011 and 2014 and performed to sell-out crowds, the Ring has seen Opera North’s music director Richard Farnes become a leading interpreter of Wagner’s epic scores. He will conduct all six cycles of the Ring in 2016, performances which will mark the end of his 12 year tenure as the Company’s music director.