Through myth we find humanity


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Charting an epic course from the birth of nature to the fall of the gods and the dawn of a new age, the most monumental work of art ever created returns to San Francisco. 

Select A Cycle

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The Story

In a single week, immerse yourself in a transformative journey through a world unhinged by corruption and politics, ravaged by greed and neglect, and where the one true power is the redeeming force of love.

Das Rheingold

In the cycle’s prelude, greed and vengeance trigger a chain of events fraught with corruption and struggle.


Die Walküre

A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s profound defiance drive the story forward.



A fearless young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny.



The cycle reaches its transcendent climax with a suspenseful tale of bravery, sacrifice, destruction and renewal.



The artists of the Ring summer 2018

Donald Runnicles, one of the world’s foremost Wagnerian conductors, returns to lead an exceptional international cast of the world's leading Wagnerians, including the Company debuts of Evelyn Herlitzius as Brünnhilde, Daniel Brenna as Siegfried and Falk Struckmann as Alberich. Directed by Francesca Zambello, the production also stars Greer Grimsley as Wotan/The Wanderer, Karita Mattila as Sieglinde, Brandon Jovanovich as Froh and Siegmund, and Jamie Barton as Fricka and Waltraute.

Meet the Artists

The Production


As Wagner’s majestic music humanizes the mythic figures of legend—giants, dragons, gods and heroes—the timeless tale unfolds in Francesca Zambello’s visually arresting production. Get a glimpse.

Das Rheingold by Cory Weaver

Ring Festival

Make the most of your experience by taking part in the Ring Festival. Enjoy events, lectures and screenings before and during your cycle. 

Attend the Festival

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Immerse yourself in Wagner’s operatic masterpiece with unique opportunities designed to bring this most epic of works to life.