Vladimir Jurowski, London Philharmonic Orchestra Set For 2 Ring Cycles In 2021

By David Salazar
(Credit: Simon Jay Price)

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has announced that it will be performing two complete Ring Cycles this winter under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski.

The two cycles are set to take place between Jan. 25-31 and Feb. 5-10, 2021 at the Royal Festival Hall. The cycles will be a culmination of a project that initiated back in 2018 with a production of “Das Rheingold.”

The operas will feature star casting that includes Patricia Bardon, Ruxandra Donose, Christian Elsner, Burkhard Fritz, Torsten Kerl, Lise Lindstrom, Robert Hayward, Derek Welton, Allan Clayton, Kai Rüütel, Claire Barnett-Jones, and Brindley Sherratt. Peter Rose will make his role debut as Wotan in “Die Walküre” and Brindley Sherratt will be appearing as Hagen in “Götterdämmerung” for the first time in his career.

“Conducting the Ring is possibly the single most challenging undertaking for any conductor, but I cannot imagine a better partner for this than the London Philharmonic Orchestra. I hope that we have already shown that experiencing these operas in imaginative concert stagings is a hugely powerful and fulfilling way to enjoy Wagner’s magnificent scores and I hope that music lovers from around the world will join us for this momentous event,” stated Jurowski in a press release.