17 April-6 May 2006. Keith Warners new production of the fourth and final part of Wagners epic Ring cycle is presented by the Royal Opera at Covent Garden. In Gtterdmmerung the world is cleansed of the influence of the gods, corrupted by Wotan, through the purifying elements of fire and water. Seigfried and Brnnhilde, whose actions make the purging of the rings curse possible, are played by John Treleaven and Lisa Gasteen. Other cast members include Peter Coleman-Wright and John Tomlinson as the devious half-brothers and Emily Magee as Gutrune, who steals Seigfried from Brnnhilde. The Ring Gtterdmmerung is sung in German with English sur-titles and runs for six hours. The Royal Operas Music Director, Antonio Pappano, conducts. Admission 180-8. Performances 17, 22, 27 Apr and 3, 6 May at 16.00, 30 April at 15.00.
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The Ring Gtterdmmerung.
The Covent Garden Opera House is in Bow Street, Covent Garden, London. By Tube to Covent Garden station. By bus lines to the Aldwych including 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 23, 68, 76, 77a, 505. Tel. +44 (0) 2072401200.