Opera
Der Ring des Nibelungen

Siegfried

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Libretto: by the composer
Premiere: 1876 in Bayreuth
Sa, 22.05.2021
2021 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster
Photo: Karl und Monika Forster

Siegfried, the powerful, free-spirited hero was also a type of secret projection figure for Wagner. Excited by his own creation, he wrote to Ludwig II: “Siegfried is divine. It is my greatest work!” Only Siegfried’s new world order could finally free Wotan from his contractual shackles and power struggles; the fact that Siegfried became a prototype of the “master race” in the 20th century, is a chapter which cannot be separated from the current view of the opera. At the same time, the third instalment of the Ring cycle contains one of the greatest love stories and, perhaps, Siegfried’s hardest test – though no contest with the “easy” acquisition of the Rheingold treasure – his encounter with Wotan’s Valkyrie daughter Brünnhilde. Fearlessly passing through the ring of fire in which Wotan has imprisoned his daughter in an eternal, magical sleep, he experiences fear for the first time at the sight of the awakening Brünnhilde. The pair become inflamed with passionate love for one another. To Wagner, the revolution which Siegfried embodied and which finally put an end to the antiquated world order, was both seminal and productive: “Siegfried innocently took on the guilt of the gods. He suffered for their injustices through his stubbornness and independence.”

The Ring Cycles

The Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden presents four Ring cycles during the 2020/21 season: the first three cycles are distributed across the season (between February and June), while the fourth takes place during the 2021 International May Festival. Tickets are initially only available for the complete cycles, but individual performances will go on sale from 1 October 2020, subject to availability.

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GASTRONOMY
SUBSCRIPTIONS
FLYER (in German)

Cast

Conductor GMD Patrick Lange
Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg
Stage Designer Gisbert Jäkel
Costume Designer Antje Sternberg
Lighting Designer Andreas Frank
Video Falko Sternberg
Dramaturgy Katja Leclerc
Siegfried Andreas Schager
Mime Paul Kaufmann
Der Wanderer Derrick Ballard
Alberich Thomas de Vries
Fafner Young Doo Park
Erda Helena Köhne
Brünnhilde Catherine Foster
Waldvogel Michelle Ryan
Statisterie des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden, Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden

Dates

RevivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Grosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
Grosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.
2021 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:10
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.