Dear audience
All public events are canceled up until and including 8 January 2021. This includes the restaurant, café and bar. More information

Siegfried

Streaming being planned for winter 2020/2021

Siegfried

Der Ring des Nibelungen 2018–2021

Musical drama in three acts by Richard Wagner (1813–1883). Libretto by the composer.

Performed in German, with Swedish and English titles.

A digital broadcasting of Siegfried is in the planning for 2020/2021.

Everyone wants to grab the gold that gives the power to rule the world. But only a person who doesn’t know fear is destined to win it. 

In part three of the Ring Cycle, a member of the new generation enters the plot: Siegfried, an orphaned and fearless youth who was raised from birth by the Nibelung dwarf Mime. Siegfried succeeds in repairing a broken, enchanted sword that belonged to his late father, and then embarks on a quest to learn the meaning of fear. Two murders and a helpful woodbird later, he reaches the rock where the Valkyrie Brünnhilde lies deep in slumber. Is she ready to wake up to her new life, among people instead of gods?

With Siegfried, we’ve left behind the world of the gods for the world of humans. This world is also populated by Nibelungs and a rather sluggish dragon. An older generation of characters exists in the shadows: the earth goddess Erda, a seeress who fears her own visions, and Wotan, the ruler of the gods (disguised as the Wanderer), who has become a broken figure who longs for his own and the world’s destruction. 

Richard Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle is the Mount Everest of opera. The musical dramas Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung have changed the entire course of music history and artistic expression as we know it. Over four performance seasons, The Göteborg Opera will give one part of the Ring Cycle per year, with the grand finale in 2021. The four operas are conducted by Evan Rogister, Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera. The director is Stephen Langridge, The Göteborg Opera’s artistic director for Opera/Drama from 2013 to 2019. He highlights the sustainability aspect of the Ring’s plot, choosing to emphasise how violating the laws of nature leads to the world’s destruction. The title role is sung by American tenor Daniel Brenna, and the role has figured strongly in his stellar international career.

Upcoming shows

November 2020

Sun 29/11
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled

December 2020

Sun 6/12
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled
Sun 13/12
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled
Sun 20/12
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled
Sun 27/12
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled
Wed 30/12
17:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled

January 2021

Sat 9/1
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled
Sat 16/1
15:00
Main Stage 
Cancelled performance
Cancelled

Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

Follow us:

GöteborgsOperan – a part of En del av Västra Götalandsregionen