San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's The Ring in its entirety in summer 2018

Götterdämmerung

As the end nears for the gods, and human ambition rules the world, Alberich’s son Hagen hatches a plot to take control of the ring, threatening the union of Siegfried and Brünnhilde. Fueled by greed, Hagen’s actions lead to chaos and destruction, until Brünnhilde steps forward to return the world to its natural order.

Composer: Richard Wagner

Approximate running time: 5 hours, 10 minutes with two intermissions

Sung in German with English supertitles


Cycle Dates

Cycle 1: June 12–17, 2018

Cycle 2: June 19–24, 2018

Cycle 3: Jun 26–Jul 1, 2018

SYNOPSIS

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

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character bios

Hagen

CAST & CREATIVE

Cast
Brünnhilde Evelyn Herlitzius*
Siegfried Daniel Brenna*
Gunther Brian Mulligan
Hagen Andrea Silvestrelli
Waltraute Jamie Barton
Gutrune Melissa Citro
Alberich Falk Struckmann*
Woglinde Stacey Tappan
Wellgunde Lauren McNeese
Flosshilde Renée Tatum
Crew
Conductor Donald Runnicles
Director Francesca Zambello
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Projection Designer S. Katy Tucker
Projection Designer Jan Hartley
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

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