Richard Wagner


contemporary opera 16 premiere

May 15., Sunday 17:00

Hungarian State Opera
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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.


Hungarian State Opera
May 15, 2022
Start time
5 p.m.
End time
10:30 p.m.
Richard Wagner
Director, visual concept
Géza M. Tóth
Set designer
Gergely Zöldy Z
Costume designer
Ibolya Bárdosi
Assistant director
Katalin Kovács Albert Mányik
Dramaturg, Hungarian surtitles
Eszter Orbán
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Projected scenery
KEDD Animation Studio
Marianna Venekei
Ballet master
Ágnes Sárközy-Holler
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki


Premiere: May 15, 2022

Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera