Conducting The Ring Cycle: A Marathon of Music

Experience the Ring Cycle from a brand new, intimate perspective! Watch a portrait of a true artist at work, as Richard Farnes (Music Director, Opera North 2004-2016) conducts the entirety of Wagner’s epic 15 hour music drama, Der Ring des…

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Experience the Ring Cycle from a brand new, intimate perspective! Watch a portrait of a true artist at work, as Richard Farnes (Music Director, Opera North 2004-2016) conducts the entirety of Wagner’s epic 15 hour music drama, Der Ring des Nibelungen, recorded during live performances in Leeds (2016).

From 12 February 2017, you can also watch the complete films of Opera North’s award-winning production of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle, streaming on demand, for free, on BBC iPlayer and at bbc.co.uk/ringcycle

Discover more at bbc.co.uk/ringcycle and theringcycle.co.uk

Opera North: The Ring Cycle
Recorded live at Leeds Town Hall, May 2016. All rights reserved.

Music and libretto: Richard Wagner (1876)

Conductor: Richard Farnes
Director: Peter Mumford

Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North

Cast – Das Rheingold
Wotan – Michael Druiett,
Loge – Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Alberich – Jo Pohlheim
Fricka – Yvonne Howard
Mime – Richard Roberts
Freia – Giselle Allen
Donner – Andrew Foster-Williams
Froh – Mark Le Brocq
Fasolt – James Creswell
Fafner – Mats Almgren
Erda – Claudia Huckle
Woglinde – Jeni Bern
Wellgunde – Madeleine Shaw
Flosshilde – Sarah Castle

Nibelung scream recorded by the Opera North Children’s Chorus

Cast – Die Walküre
Brünnhilde – Kelly Cae Hogan
Sieglinde – Lee Bisset
Siegmund – Michael Weinius
Wotan – Robert Hayward
Fricka – Susan Bickley
Hunding – James Creswell
Helmwige – Katherine Broderick
Ortlinde – Kate Valentine
Gerhilde – Giselle Allen
Siegrune – Sarah Castle
Rossweisse – Madeleine Shaw
Waltraute – Heather Shipp
Grimgerde – Fiona Kimm
Schwertleite – Claudia Huckle

Cast – Siegfried
Siegfried – Lars Cleveman
Brünnhilde – Katherine Broderick
Mime – Richard Roberts
Wanderer – Béla Perencz
Alberich – Jo Pohlheim
Fafner – Mats Almgren
Woodbird – Jeni Bern
Erda – Claudia Huckle

Cast – Götterdämmerung
Brünnhilde – Kelly Cae Hogan
Siegfried – Mati Turi
Hagen – Mats Almgren
Gutrune – Giselle Allen
Gunther – Andrew Foster-Williams
Waltraute – Susan Bickley
Alberich – Jo Pohlheim
First Norn – Fiona Kimm
Second Norn – Heather Shipp
Third Norn – Lee Bisset
Woglinde – Jeni Bern
Wellgunde – Madeleine Shaw
Flosshilde – Sarah Castle

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