Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried
Production: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Stage design: Rolf Glittenberg
Costumes: Marianne Glittenberg
In 1856 Richard Wagner began writing the musical score for his opera Siegfried, the third - and most light-hearted - part of his Ring des Nibelungen tetralogy. However, he interrupted his composition several time, and completed the work only 15 years later, in 1871. The intervening years saw the premieres of Tristan und Isolde (1865) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868), but above all the conception of the Festival Hall in Bayreuth. It was the new and changed acoustics of the hall which the composer had in mind when he returned to his work on Siegfried.
Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet: www.wiener-staatsoper.at
Advance ticket sales start two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
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Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.