Hungarian State Opera Set to Premiere New ‘Götterdämmerung’

By David Salazar

The Hungarian State Opera is set to present a new production of Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung” starting on May 15, 2022.

The new production will be directed by Géza M. Tóth and will be conducted by Balázs Kocsár. The production will continue Tóth’s criticism of consumer society and will feature projected animations by KEDD Animation Studio and set designs by Gergely Zöldy Z.

The opera will star István Kovácsházi (Siegfried), Szilvia Rálik (Brünnhilde), Károly Szemerédy (Gunther), Lilla Horti (Gutrune), Géza Gábor (Hagen), Zoltán Kelemen (Alberich), Andrea Szántó (Waltraute), Bernadett Wiedemann, Andrea Ulbrich, Zsuzsanna Ádám (Norns), Zita Váradi (Woglinde), Natália Tuznik (Wellgunde) and Viktória Mester (Flosshilde).

There will be additional performances on May 19, 22, 25, and 29 as well as a final one on June 1. The company will then mount the entire Ring Cycle this November.

Tóth’s production of “Das Rheingold” opened in 2015 and was followed by “Die Walküre” in 2016 and “Siegfried” in 2017.