BBC Radio 3 to broadcast Wagner's Ring Cycle
Royal Opera Season opener to be broadcast in October and over Christmas period.
Keith Warner’s monumental production of the four-opera cycle returns to Covent Garden, opening The Royal Opera’s 2012/13 season. Conducted by Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, the production features a star-studded international cast including Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, who was recently an Olympic Torchbearer; Eva-Maria Westbroek, who sang the role of Didon in Les Troyens last season, and Royal Opera favourite John Tomlinson.
Broadcasts of The Ring
(Please note times are subject to change)
- Das Rheingold (full) - Tuesday 16 Oct, 7pm
- Die Walküre (full) - Thursday 18 Oct, 4.45pm
- Siegfried (full) - Sunday 21 Oct, 2.45pm
- Götterdämmerung (full) - Wednesday 24 Oct, 3.45pm
- Das Rheingold (full) - Monday 24 December, 4.30pm
- Die Walküre Act I - Tuesday 25 December, 4.30pm
- Die Walküre Act II - Wednesday 26 December, 4.30pm
- Die Walküre Act III - Thursday 27 December, 4.30pm
- Siegfried Act I - Friday 28 December, 4.30pm
- Siegfried Act II - Monday 31 December, 4.30pm
- Siegfried Act III - Tuesday 1 January 2013, 4.30pm
- Götterdämmerung Act I - Wednesday 2 January, 4.30pm
- Götterdämmerung Act II - Thursday 3 January, 4.30pm
- Götterdämmerung Act III - Friday 4 January, 4.30pm
Other works to be broadcast:
- Otello - Saturday 20 October, 6pm
- L’elisir d’amore - Saturday 1 December, 7.15pm
- Robert le diable - Saturday 15 December, 5.45pm
The Royal Opera House and BBC work together in a strategic partnership that involves greater creative collaboration between the two organizations and builds on a long-standing relationship across both television and radio.