Grimeborn Opera Festival to Complete The Ring Cycle in August

By Francisco Salazar

Arcola Theatre and Hackney Empire have announced the full cast and creatives for the conclusion of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, in Graham Vick’s and Jonathan Dove’s innovative reduction.

The double bill of “Siegfried” and “Götterdämmerung” will take place this summer at Hackney Empire with performances on August 6 and 7, 2022.

Siegfried” will see Julia Burbach direct Neal Cooper (Siegfried), Freddie Tong (Alberich), Mae Heydorn (Erda), Simon Wilding (Fafner), Paul Carey Jones (Wanderer), Lee Bisset (Brünnhilde), Colin Judson (Mime), Elizabeth Karani (Woodbird), Robin Whitehouse (Fafner’s Entourage), Henry Wright (Fafner’s Entourage) and Jamie Woollard (Fafner’s Entourage).

Meanwhile, “Götterdämmerung” will showcase Freddie Tong (Alberich), Mae Heydorn (Flosshilde), Mark Le Brocq (Siegfried), Simon Wilding (Hagen), Angharad Lyddon (Waltraute), Lizzie Holmes (Woglinde), Bethan Mary Langford (Wellgunde), Simon Thorpe (Gunther), Lee Bisset (Brünnhilde), Lucy Anderson (Gutrune), Robin Whitehouse (Chorus Man), Henry Wright (Chorus Man) and Jamie Woollard (Men’s Chorus).

The creative team will feature Julia Burbach (Director) and Peter Selwyn (Conductor).

The production is part of the Grimeborn Opera Festival, which staged the first two operas of the Ring Cycle in 2019.