English National Opera (ENO) is to bring a new staging of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle to the London Coliseum this Autumn – subject to any further lockdown restrictions – starting with The Valkyrie.
Directed by the award-winning Richard Jones, and marking the first time in more than 15 years since ENO last staged The Ring, all four parts of The Ring Cycle will be staged at the London Coliseum over five years.
Rhinegold will premiere in 2022/23 followed by a reprise of The Valkyrie, and new productions of Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods in 2024 and 2025 consecutively.
The Metropolitan Opera is co-producing.
Richard Jones will direct an incredible cast who will rehearse in Covid-secure bubbles, and Martyn Brabbins, ENO’s Music Director, will conduct the award-winning ENO Orchestra.
The production will be designed by Stewart Laing, with Adam Silverman as Lighting Designer, Sarah Fahie as Movement Director and Akhila Krishnan as Video Designer.
ENO have commissioned a new English language translation from John Deathridge.