Ring Festival

Celebrating Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung

March 5–30, 2021

This March we explored Wagner's Ring cycle through curated talks and educational events. The Ring Festival is a series of interactive events including lively panel discussions and lectures about Wagner's Ring cycle. If you are a Ring Festival Pa​ss holder, you may watch past Ring Festival educational events on-demand. Please click the link below to access the Ring Festival video portal.


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Ring Festival Special Events

For Festival Pass holders and All-Access Festival Pass Holders

Festival Opening Salute

Friday, March 5 at 1pm PT on Zoom

With Francesca Zambello, Donald Runnicles, Greer Grimsley, and Matthew Shilvock.

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Festival Closing Toast

Tuesday, March 30 at 6:30pm PT on Zoom

With Matthew Shilvock, Francesca Zambello, and Jamie Barton.

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Festival Opening Salute and Festival Closing Toast are open to Festival Pass holders and All-Access Festival Pass holders only. Pass holders, check your email for more information.


Ring Festival Pass holders and All Access Festival Pass holders can log in to your SF Opera account to access the on-demand recordings of each Festival event. Watch anytime! Note, on-demand recordings will be uploaded 24–48 hours after each event and will remain available until May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm.


The Ring Festival is dedicated to the memory of beloved Company Sponsor Ann Getty, for whom the Ring was the pinnacle of human creativity.

The Ring Festival is made possible by Bernard and Barbro Osher.

Special thanks for our 2018 Ring Circle members.