UPDATE as of Wed., May 11: A small number of $50 "Standing Room Only" tickets are available for the Cycle III performance of Siegfried on Fri., May 20. Please note that tickets may only be purchased in person at the box office or by phone at (202) 467-4600, and are limited to two per person. Patrons will stand in the back of the theater on the orchestra level (no seating). Projected titles are not visible from the rear of the theater.
A FEARLESS HERO EMPOWERED. A DANGEROUS QUEST BEGUN. Siegfried(Siegfried, 1874)
The third breathtaking opera in the Ring
Cycle is a coming-of-age story at heart. Wotan's hope for recovery of the ring now rests with his grandson Siegfried. A generation has passed, and Siegmund and Sieglinde's son has been raised in the wilderness by the conniving Mime. Hoping to gain the ring from the giant Fafner, now a fearsome dragon, Mime plots to enlist valiant Siegfried for the cause, but then poison the young man once victorious. Siegfried re-forges the fragments of his father's magical sword and sets out to slay the beast.
But what of this mysterious sleeping woman, foretold to him by a forest bird's song? His courage to find her and escape his wicked caretaker is tested by Wotan, now the fallen Wanderer. Siegfried must brave the circle of flames to try and wake the beautiful Brünnhilde. Their star-crossed love could bring them a life of bliss--but with irrevocable mortal consequences. In German with projected English titles.Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
Performance Timing: Act I - 76 min.; Intermission - 40 min.; Act II - 69 min.; Intermission - 35 min.; Act III - 75 min.
NOTE: Doors to the Opera House open 30 minutes prior to each performance. For all performances of The Rhinegold, which has no intermission, there will be NO late seating. For all other performances, late patrons will be able to access their ticketed location AT FIRST INTERMISSION.
All patrons are thus strongly encouraged to arrive early with sufficient time to allow for parking, taxi drop off, or walking from the Metro, followed by sufficient time for entry into the Opera House by curtain time. Please find information about pre-performance insights, post-cycle talkbacks, symposia, lecture series, and other special Ring events here.Pre-order Ring Boxed Meal
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CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Mime: David Cangelosi
Siegfried: Daniel Brenna*
The Wanderer: Alan Held
Alberich: Gordon Hawkins
Fafner: Soloman Howard±
Forest Bird: Jacqueline Echols±
Erda: Lindsay Ammann
Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster
(Cycles I & II), Nina Stemme
(Cycle III) Listed in order of vocal appearance
Director: Francesca Zambello
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer: Mark McCullough
Projection Designers: S. Katy Tucker and Jan Hartley
Movement Director: Denni Sayers
*WNO debut ‡ Current Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist