Scoop: Barrie Kosky to direct 2023 London Ring

Scoop: Barrie Kosky to direct 2023 London Ring


norman lebrecht

February 27, 2020

We heard it from Sir Antonio Pappano, in a Spectator interview that comes out today.

Pappano, who is meant to be leaving Covent Garden that year, will stay on at least long enough to work with the self-styled ‘gay Jewish kangaroo’ Kosky, whom he calls ‘a good egg’.

More later.



  • RW2013 says:

    So that’s why he’s called “Baroness”…

  • Olassus says:

    We once endured a Kosky Walküre in which Sieglinde served Siegmund and her husband Chinese take-away (in little white boxes) around an ash tree of green slime. Well done, ROH!

    • Nik says:

      What’s not to like?
      Did you get jealous because you were hungry? That’s always a risk when sitting through a Ring.

  • erich says:

    Well at least he’s got off his Nibelungentreue to the ghastly Keith Warner

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    I don’t know why this Australian embarrassment ever got a gig in the first place. He’s totally uncouth. But, there’s no accounting for taste….

  • Player says:

    Well, that is news, Normanno, and I’m inclined to think good news!

  • Jon says:

    Here’s a trailer for a “Siegfried” that Kosky directed in Hannover in 2011:

    (Siegfried in a Superman costume, Alberich in blackface, Mime as a gay Jew, etc.)

  • Leporello says:

    Another production that will be all director and no composer. How about no lights and we sit in the dark? That should sell tickets.