November 2021 should see the first cycle of the new Ring at the Deutsche Oper Berlin with Maestro Sir Donald Runnicles at the helm. Many Maestro! clients have enjoyed the iconic Götz Friedrich production (a masterpiece of the 20th century) over the years but 20 years into this new century it is time for a new vision from Norwegian director Stefan Herheim. Due to the ongoing covid-19 situation the Deutsche Oper have been struggling to keep up with their schedule. By now the cycle should have been completed but in fact they were only able to complete the staging of Die Walküre has now been staged but Siegfried (which was due in April) is still to appear. As you will appreciate, they have had this period of November 2021 blocked for more than four years and it involves forces of more than 500 people so they are doing everything in their power to ensure they can proceed.
The Deutsche Oper say "With its claim of explaining the world through its sheer expanse across time, Der Ring des Nibelungen is the greatest challenge for any opera director. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin Stefan Herheim is taking on the task of translating the mindset of Wagner's tetralogy into the 21st century. The winner of multiple awards, he is one of the most important directors today: in his work he frequently illustrates the ideological historical connections and effective history of the respective operas. This approach has shaped his celebrated Parsifal in Bayreuth, among others, and has predestined him for an interpretation of Ring"
The new cycle will be titled in German and English and promises to have perhaps the most exciting cast assembled so far this century with Nina Stemme as Brünnhilde; Simon O'Neill as Siegfried; Brandon Jovanovich as Siegmund and Lise Davidsen as Sieglinde.
Update 28th May 2021
The Staatsoper Berlin are about to publish their complete season for 21/22 and we expect news from the Deutsche Oper Berlin shortly. It is clear that once announced, we will have a very short period in which to confirm our order and pay for the ticket subscriptions and therefore we are writing to all of our clients that have pre-registered to as for their choice of ticket location and a deposit to cover the ticket subscription. This deposit is fully covered by our ATOL License and will be held on account until the confirmation of the cycles. If the Cycle is cancelled or postponed we will immediately refund the full deposit paid.
Advance registrations have now reached our capacity for this tour however, not everyone who registers will confirm so we will be happy to add you to a reserve list. We will do our best to accommodate you so do send us your request.