Bayreuth Festival Announces 2022 Ring Cycle Cast & 2023 ‘Parsifal’

By Francisco Salazar

The Bayreuth Festival has announced the cast and director of the new production of “Ring des Nibelungen” slated for 2022.

Pietari Inkinen is set to conduct the new production by Valentin Schwarz with stage design by Andrea Cozzi and costumes by Andy Besuch.

“Das Rheingold” will star Daniel Kirch, Christa Mayer, and Olafur Sigurdarson while “Die Walkure” Klaus Florian Vogt, Georg Zeppenfeld, Lise Davidsen, Iréne Theorin, and Christa Mayer.

Manwhile “Siegfried” will star Andreas Schager in the title role with Olafur Sigurdarson, Okka von der Damerau, and Daniela Köhler. The final installment “Götterdämmerung” will be headlined by Stephen Gould, Michael Kupfer-Radecky, Olafur Sigurdarson, Albert Dohmen, and Iréne Theorin. 

The festival also announced the 2023 production of “Parsifal” which will be directed by Jay Scheib and will star Georg Zeppenfeld, Joseph Calleja, and Ekaterina Semenchuk.