The Ring goes on: Siegfried – premiere at the Hungarian State Opera
“For the sake of that most beautiful of my life-dreams „Young Siegfried,” I shall have to finish the „Nibelungen” pieces after all; the „Valkyrie” has taken so much out of me that I must indulge in this pleasure; I have got as far as the second half of the last act… As I have never in life felt the real bliss of love, I must erect a monument to the most beautiful of all my dreams, in which, from beginning to end, that love shall be thoroughly satiated,” wrote Wagner to Ferenc Liszt in 1854.
The work was premiered in Bayreuth in August of 1876, when the entire tetralogy was first performed. 140 years later, the next instalment of Géza M. Tóth’s new production of the Ring cycle will again be on the Opera’s programme to tell the tale of the hero who knows no fear.
For the new production of Siegfried, leading Hungarian singers will be joined by international guest artists: Jürgen Sacher, Egils Silins, and Marcus Jupiter returning as Alberich.
Cast: István Kovácsházi (Siegfried), Jürgen Sacher (Mime), Egils Silins (The Wanderer), Marcus Jupither (Alberich), István Rácz (Fafner), Erika Gál (Erda), Eszter Sümegi (Brünnhilde), Zita Szemere (Forest bird)
Premiere: 19 March 2017, 5 p.m. | Opera House
Further dates: 23, 26 March & 2 April 2017