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Discover the Ring – Insights

Discover the Ring – Insights

Discover more about Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle in a series of events suitable for novices to experts.

As part of our celebration of Wagner's Ring Cycle, the Insights Programme will be hosting a full afternoon of events specially designed to make your forays into Wagner and the Ring Cycle more exciting and memorable. Events will include debates, interviews, talks and a few surprises suitable for everyone from the complete Wagner novice through to the most seasoned Ring expert.

These Insights are also available as packages.

The Insights

Beginner’s Guide to the Ring

Sunday 14 October, 3-3.45pm

Sort your Freias from your Frickas with Sarah Lenton’s introduction to the extraordinary world of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Free Pop Up Talks

Sunday 14 October, 3.30-6pm

Dive into Wagner’s world with this series of free ten minute talks exploring different aspects of Der Ring des Nibelungen and its composer.

Wagner and Me

Sunday 14 October, 4-4.45pm

Join Robert Lloyd in conversation as he discusses the highs and lows of performing Wagner on stage.

Wagner’s Women

Sunday 14 October, 4-4.45pm

Professor Margaret Reynolds explores Wagner’s relationships and representations of women.

Masterclass

Sunday 14 October, 4-4.45pm

A masterclass in Wagnerian opera singing for a new generation of artists.

Staging the Ring

Sunday 14 October, 5-5.45pm

Creative and production teams from The Royal Opera reveal the work that goes on behind the scenes in mounting this epic production of the Ring Cycle.

Is the Ring Anti-Semitic?

Sunday 14 October, 5-5.45pm

Christopher Cook and a panel of Wagnerians discuss whether Wagner’s unsettling views are manifest in the Ring Cycle.

Ride with the Valkyries!

Sunday 14 October, 5-5.45pm

Find out more about the mythical beings and go on your own ride with the Valkyries.

The Music of the Ring

Sunday 14 October, 6-7pm

Explore the music of these monumental operas with music staff and artists of The Royal Opera.

What’s it all about?

Sunday 14 October, 7.15-8.15pm

Join a panel of experts as they explore Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Insights Packages – Discover the Ring

Tickets for our Discover the Ring Insights are available to buy together as part of the following packages. For more information please call the Box Office on +44 (0)20 7304 4000. Box Office telephone lines are open Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm (except Bank Holidays).

Introductory Package - £28
Beginner's Guide to the Ring
Wagner and Me
Ride with the Valkyries
What's it all about?

Intermediate Package - £28
Masterclass
Staging the Ring
Music of the Ring
What's it all about?

Advanced Package - £28
Wagner's Women
Is the Ring Anti-Semitic
Music of the Ring
What's it all about?

Wagner Package - £28
Wagner and Me
Is the Ring Anti-Semitic
Music of the Ring
What's it all about?

Discussion Package - £28
Beginner's Guide the Ring
Wagner's Women
Is the Ring Anti-Semitic?
What's it all about?

Production Package - £28
Masterclass
Staging the Ring
Music of the Ring
What's it all about?

The Works Package - £35
Beginner's Guide to the Ring
Wagner and Me
Staging the Ring
Music of the Ring
What's it all about?

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