Wagner's Ring Cycle

Join us as we reach the end of a remarkable three-year journey with the culmination of our acclaimed Wagner Ring Cycle project: in our boldest undertaking yet, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski perform two star-studded semi-staged complete Ring Cycles at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, our London home.

‘This concert cycle of Wagner’s Ring is worth waiting for; Jurowski’s measured interpretation is revelatory ... The gain in detail, clarity and projection, compared with the generalised cushion of background sound when the score is played in a theatre pit, is exhilarating ... Yet never were the singers drowned: a miracle of balance.’ The Times, January 2018

‘Vladimir Jurowski marked his 10th anniversary with the London Philharmonic Orchestra – one of the glorious partnerships of UK musical life – with the opening opera of a complete Ring Cycle between now and 2021 ... The terrific LPO and Jurowski, proven Wagnerians all, stole the show.’ The Observer, February 2018

General booking opens at 10am on Monday 4th November 2019. To take advantage of priority booking from 10am on Thursday 31 October 2019, become a Friend of the LPO.

Plan your dates
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Explore the four operas
See the full cast list

Plan your dates

Ring Cycle 1

Das Rheingold, Monday 25 January 2021 at 7pm
Die Walküre, Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 5pm
Siegfried, Friday 29 January 2021 at 4pm
Götterdämmerung, Sunday 31 January 2021 at 3pm

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Ring Cycle 2

Das Rheingold, Friday 5 February 2021 at 7pm
Die Walküre, Saturday 6 February 2021 at 4pm
Siegfried, Monday 8 February 2021 at 4pm
Götterdämmerung, Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 3pm

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Subscription package ticket prices for all four operas: £450, £320, £225, £165, £90. 
Please note that Wagner’s Ring Cycle is only available to book as a subcription package of all four operas in one Cycle. Individual operas cannot be booked separately, and it is not possible to mix and match operas between the two Cycles.

Choose an add-on donation

We invite those of you who can to support us, as we embark on this epic project with LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski.

Donate £100 and receive a replica page from the Ring score, marked by Vladimir Jurowski and a signed commemorative programme with your name listed as a Ring Cycle donor/supporter

Donate £400 per concert goer and further your involvement with an invite to a post-Götterdämmerung reception to meet singers and LPO musicians. You will also receive a replica page from the Ring score, marked by LPO Principal Conductor Vladimir Jurowski and your name listed in a signed commemorative programme.

Donations can be added to a Ring Cycle package when you get to your basket. Full details can be found here

Find out more about each opera

Das Rheingold

In the opening chapter of his epic Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner doesn’t just tell a story of mythic power; he creates a whole new imaginative world in music.
Monday 25 January 2021 at 7pm
Friday 5 February 2021 at 7pm

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Die Walküre

A brother finds a sister, a father betrays his son and a goddess discovers her own humanity: the second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most overwhelmingly emotional music in all opera.
Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 5pm
Saturday 6 February 2021 at 4pm

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Siegfried

Siegfried is fearless. Follow him on his valiant, adventurous path as he vanquishes the dragon Fafner and gets the better of his own wickedly devious guardian, Mime.
Friday 29 January 2021 at 4pm
Monday 8 February 2021 at 4pm

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Götterdämmerung

As the heroic Brünnhilde's emotional journey concludes, Wagner remarkably brings to life the end of the old world and the beginning of a new one.
Sunday 31 January 2021 at 3pm
Wednesday 10 February 2021 at 3pm

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See the full cast list

The cast list for the full Ring Cycle can be viewed by downloading the Ring Cycle Cast List