Dallas Symphony Declares Wagner’s Ring Cycle in 2024


Accomplished in 1874, Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen consists of 4 operas: Das Reingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung. Wagner had initially meant for the operas to be carried out collectively as a sequence, nonetheless, every opera could be carried out individually.

The monumental Ring cycle revolves round an almighty magical ring and the legendary gods who want it.

“As you already know, Wagner’s operas are of the utmost significance to the operatic repertoire, however operas hardly ever get an opportunity to be carried out of their entirety within the orchestral world,” stated Kim Noltemy, the orchestra’s Ross Perot President & CEO, at an occasion asserting the challenge.

The orchestra’s Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Director Fabio Luisi received his first Grammy Award for conducting the final two operas of the Ring cycle for The Metropolitan Opera and he additionally led three full Ring cycles in Dresden from 2006-2008.

“I believe it’s a historic second for the DSO and for the musical world in the USA,” stated Luisi. “What we’re doing is placing the orchestra within the heart of this challenge. I’m so completely satisfied that I can introduce as a conductor the Dallas Symphony Orchestra to the Ring cycle in its entirety.

“I do know and I really feel how essential this work is for the musical and private improvement of a musician,” he added. “This work has performed an enormous function in my private improvement as a conductor, as a musician and I believe I ought to share this expertise with my musicians within the orchestra.”

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will carry out the entire Ring Cycle so as throughout a single week of concert events in October 2024.

The schedule is as follows:

Then in Could 2024, every opera-in-concert may even be introduced individually on the next dates.

  • Das Rheingold
    Wednesday, Could 1, 2024
    Saturday, Could 4, 2024
  • Die Walküre
    Thursday, Could 2, 2024
    Sunday, Could 5, 2024
  • Siegfried
    Saturday, October 5, 2024
  • Götterdämmerung
    Tuesday, October 8, 2024


The DSO’s performances of Wagner’s full Ring cycle will probably be recorded as a part of the DSO’s Subsequent Stage Digital Live performance Collection and will probably be made accessible in January 2025 right here.