News from the Members

03.10.2018
The End: Götterdämmerung concludes the Düsseldorf Ring
The Deutsche Oper on the Rhine concludes its Ring with the premiere on 27th October of Götterdämmerung, directed by Dietrich W. Hilsdorf and conducted by Music Director Axel Kober.
The premiere is at 17:00 on Saturday October 27 at the Düsseldorf Opera.  Performances will follow in Duisburg in May/June 2019.

Michael Weinius makes his debut as Siegfried, with Michael Kraus in the role of Alberich, Linda Watson as Brünnhilde and Hans-Peter König as Hagen.  The following are making their role debuts: Bogdan Baciu as Gunther, Sylvia Hamvasi as Gutrune and Katarzyna Kuncio as Waltraute.  Set design is by Dieter Richter.

Tickets and further information from the Operashop in Düsseldorf (Tel. +49 211.89 25 211), and from the Theaterkasse Duisburg (Tel. +49 203.283 62 100) or online at www.operamrhein.de.

Conductor: Axel Kober
Director: Dietrich W. Hilsdorf
Set Design: Dieter Richter
Costumes: Renate Schmitzer
Lighting: Volker Weinhart
Chorus Master: Gerhard Michalski
Dramaturgs: Bernhard F. Loges / Anna Grundmeier

Siegfried: Michael Weinius                         1. Norn: Susan Maclean
Gunther: Bogdan Baciu                                2. Norn: Sarah Ferede
Alberich: Michael Kraus                               3. Norn: Morenike Fadayomi
Hagen: Hans-Peter König                             Woglinde: Anke Krabbe
Brünnhilde: Linda Watson                          Wellgunde: Kimberley Boettger-Soller
Gutrune: Sylvia Hamvasi                             Floßhilde: Ramona Zaharia
Waltraute: Katarzyna Kuncio                   

 Performances:

Opernhaus Düsseldorf:
Saturday 27. October 2018 – 17:00 (Premiere)
Thursday 01. November 2018 – 17:00 
Sunday 18. November 2018 – 17:00
Sunday 25. November 2018 – 17:00
Sunday 02. December 2018 – 15.00 Uhr
Sunday 23. Juni 2019 – 17:00 Uhr

Theater Duisburg (new cast):
Sunday 05. May 2019 – 17:00 (Premiere)
Sunday 12. May 2019 – 17:00
Sunday 02. June 2019– 17:00 

Workshop before the premiere: Thursday 18. October at 18:00 - Dramaturg Anna Grundmeier in conversation with the production team.  Possibility of watching a rehearsal.  Entrance is free.

Coffee time with the Director, Dietrich Hilsdorf – in the cafe/bookshop inthe foyer of the opera house on Sunday 21 October at 15:00. Coffee, cake and lots of books - the Director presents his treasured hoard of literature on the Ring.  Entrance is free.