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Dallas Symphony Orchestra to perform the Ring in 2024
Beginning in May 2024, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will present an opera-in-concert version of Richard Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen with internationally renowned singers

Beginning in May 2024, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Fabio Luisi (Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship), will present an opera-in-concert version of Richard Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen with internationally renowned singers. The Dallas Symphony is the first US orchestra to perform a full Ring cycle in concert in recent history.

“Performing opera-in-concert is part of my artistic plans at the DSO. Opera is an important part of the repertoire, and in addition, by presenting opera, we learn to listen closer and develop even further as an ensemble,” said Luisi. “We have performed both Salome and Eugene Onegin here in Dallas. Wagner’s Ring is a leap forward from those works in scale and complexity, but it is a project that will be beautiful and important for the orchestra and for the audiences.”

Luisi received his first GRAMMY® Award for his leadership of the last two operas of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen with The Metropolitan Opera. The Deutsche Grammophon DVD release of the full cycle recorded live, was named Best Opera Recording of 2012. Luisi’s work in opera is extensive, with nine years at the helm of the Zurich Opera and six years as Principal Guest Conductor of The Metropolitan Opera. Luisi also led three complete Ring cycles in Dresden (Semperoper) 2006-2008.

“We are thrilled to be able to present a project of this scale under the direction of Fabio Luisi,” said Noltemy. “Since the launch of his tenure, we have all witnessed a transformation of the sound of the orchestra. We are looking forward to welcoming opera-lovers from North Texas and from around the world to experience what we are building here at the DSO.”

The Dallas Symphony’s Ring cycle will be complemented with private dinners with cast members, lectures with cultural experts on Wagner and opera and invitations to rehearsals and views behind the scenes. These private events will be available only to supporters of the project. To learn more about becoming a supporter of the DSO’s Ring cycle, contact James Leffler, Vice President of Development at j.leffler@dalsym.com.  

The DSO’s performances of Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen will also be recorded as part of the DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series, Presented by PNC Bank. Video performances will be made available in January 2025 at watch.dallassymphony.org.

The DSO will perform the complete Ring Cycle in order across a single week of concerts.

Fabio Luisi conducts
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center – Dallas, Texas

Das Rheingold
Sunday, October 13, 2024

Die Walküre
Tuesday, October 15, 2024

Thursday, October 17, 2024

Sunday, October 20, 2024

As part of the project, each opera-in-concert will also be presented individually on the following dates.

Das Rheingold
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Saturday, May 4, 2024

Die Walküre
Thursday, May 2, 2024
Sunday, May 5, 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Tuesday, October 8, 2024