Musical drama in three acts, in German, with Hungarian and English surtitles
Friendship, love, vows, contracts, the rights of guests–these are all fundamental values that may end up worthless in times of strife. Richard Wagner’s monumental, romantic Ring tetralogy is far from a strange story involving German mythological heroes, it is also about the economic, social, and ecological changes and the crisis of values experienced in the past two hundred years, or much rather in the present day. This is especially important for director Géza M. Tóth, who after having directed Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried, will be completing his direction of the tetralogy in the Opera’s 2021/2022 season with Götterdämmerung. Just as in the three previous instalments of the tetralogy, the fundamental visual component of the theatrical universe of Götterdämmerung is the spectacle that moves synchronously to and holds a dialogue with the music, enveloping the entire stage and providing a special feeling of space.
Premiere: May 15, 2022