classical music, opera, theatre

Wagner: Das Rheingold

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Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • BUDAPEST WAGNER DAYS

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The monumental four-night series of music dramas that constitute the Ring of the Nibelung took shape in Richard Wagner's imagination based on Nordic sagas and Germanic myths. Gods, heroes, giants, dwarves, dragon: even though they all seem so distant, the magic of the Ring lies in the way people of every era can discover the problems of their own lives playing out in the conflicts. The Ring is about us! In June 2024, fans will again be able to experience the wonder of the Great Opus, with international stars on stage and the orchestra conducted by Ádám Fischer, who breathes life into the events of the world-famous Budapest Wagner Days festival.

The first evening relates the story of the fall into sin. In Das Rheingold, not only does Alberich steal the gold from the nymphs of the mythical river, but the chief god, Wotan, also proves his treachery by refusing to pay the giants who built the castle of the gods before obtaining the ring from Alberich with the help of the cunning Loge. This act sets in motion a series of tragic events that we can consider the beginning of the apocalypse, the consequences of a fatal misstep that prefigured the process by which the world would end. This performance's Wotan, the great Danish bass-baritone Johan Reuter, is an old acquaintance of the Wagner Days audience. We can also welcome back as a dear friend, in the role of Loge, one of the biggest stars of the series, the sparkling German tenor Christian Franz. Jochen Schmeckenbecher's Alberich and Jürgen Sacher's Mime promise us scenes rich in conflict. The production's new Fasolt will be the Belgian bass Tijl Faveyts, with Jongmin Park, who jumped in to sing Hunding at the 2022 Budapest Wagner Days to great acclaim now taking the stage as Fafner. Joining them in this performance conducted by Ádám Fischer will be some wonderful Hungarian singers, such as Zsolt Haja (Donner), Dániel Pataky (Froh), Atala Schöck (Fricka), Lilla Horti (Freia), Erika Gál (Erda), along with Orsolya Sáfár, Gabriella Fodor and Zsófia Kálnay as the three Rhinemaidens.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Ádám Fischer
  • Wotan
    Johan Reuter
  • Donner
    Zsolt Haja
  • Froh
    Dániel Pataky
  • Loge
    Christian Franz
  • Fricka
    Atala Schöck
  • Freia
    Lilla Horti
  • Erda
    Erika Gál
  • Alberich
    Jochen Schmeckenbecher
  • Mime
    Jürgen Sacher
  • Fasolt
    Tijl Faveyts
  • Fafner
    Jongmin Park
  • Woglinde
    Orsolya Sáfár
  • Wellgunde
    Gabriella Fodor
  • Flosshilde
    Zsófia Kálnay
  • dancers
    Zoltán Csere
    Laura Fehér
    János Feledi
    Ádám Frigy
    István Horváth
    Zoltán Katonka

    Krisztián Kelemen
    Richárd Kovács
    Katalin Stáry
    Brigitta Tóth
    Milán Újvári
    Dalma Wéninger
  • child dancer
    Milos Katonka
  • Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Dramaturg
    Christian Martin Fuchs †, Dr. Christian Baier
  • Costumes and puppet design
    Corinna Crome
  • Lighting
    Máté Vajda
  • Choreographer
    Gábor Vida
  • Assistant conductor
    János Kovács
  • Musical assistants
    László Bartal
    Gábor Bartinai
    Dóra Bizják
    Martin Rajna
  • Revival director
    Etelka Polgár
  • Director
    Hartmut Schörghofer

Ticket information

You may purchase tickets online and in person for this performance using a Müpa Budapest gift voucher or by OTP, K&H or MBH SZÉP cards. If you purchase the tickets in person, then we also accept Rewin Gift Vouchers, and Rewin Gift Cards as well as the culture subaccount allowance on OTP Cafeteria cards.

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