Der Ring des Nibelungen in Odin’s own Town

An international cast of first class Wagner singers comes together in Odin’s own town, the city of Odense, Denmark, to perform two whole cycles of Der Ring des Nibelungen in late May and early June 2018.

Maestro Alexander Vedernikov (picture), who is soon to take over the baton at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, will be conducting both cycles.

Alexander Vedernikov says:

“Production of Wagner’s “Ring” is always an important event even for major world opera houses. This most ambitious work in the whole musical literature is now going to be presented in Odense.

All of us are looking forward to this huge project, which has become possible due to continuous hard work of many people, including the Orchestra Management, the City of Odense authorities and many others.

All of us at the Odense SO are very excited and eager to bring our skills and forces to make this particular “Ring” a spectacular and dominant event in the musical life not only in Odense but in the whole country.

Hope to meet you all there”

Despite her young age the Dutch stage director Annechien Koerselman has already worked with such important ensembles as Deutsche Oper and the Berlin Philharmonic. In her stagings she always strives to an interesting fusion of text, music, image and movement, approaching Richard Wagner’s original idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk.

More than a handful of the main roles are performed by soloists whom you would also meet in Wagner’s own Festspiele in Bayreuth and other great opera houses this season. Come and experience Torsten Kerl as Siegfried, Catherine Foster and Jennifer Wilson as Brünnhilde, Gerhard Siegel as Mime, and Pavlo Hunka as Alberich, among others, in the new Nordic interpretation of the Ring.

The full opera performance will be taking place in no other than Odin’s home town, Odense, showing off the full capacity of the new ODEON concert hall.

This project is generously supported by the A. P. Møller Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, and the Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen Foundation, among others.

Concert dates: 22 May – 3 June 2018

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