3 October 2018 at 12.19pm | 13 Comments
My first complete ring cycle has come to an end, couldn't have wished for a better introduction. Production coherent with fabulous stage effects & an absolute world class cast. Stemme's Brunhilde went from strength to strength, absolute perfection and my new girl crush. #ROHRing pic.twitter.com/P47VDmjNIu
— amalas (@MilymeterA) October 2, 2018
— Ishaan Varma (@200Wagner200) October 1, 2018
— Harry Hickmore (@hhickmore) October 1, 2018
Everything has an ending... #ROHGötterdämmerung #ROHring
I need a day off to recover. Four incredible evenings. Superb cast (mostly) on top form. The production is a cluttered mess but doesn't distract too badly. So, this is how I'll have to see the Ring in future pic.twitter.com/57pPGVaGwI
— Opera Snap (@OperaSnap) October 1, 2018
— Isabella Pitman (@IsabellaFPitman) October 1, 2018
— robert billingham (@bosoko) October 1, 2018
Ring Cycle complete!! It has been an incredible week’s music, not forgetting Saturday’s sublime Mozart & Mahler filling in an otherwise greedy Wagnerian sandwich. Huge thanks to all involved. #ROHRing
— Henrietta Bentall (@HCA_Bentall) October 1, 2018
Star studded cast at #ROHring. Audience have travelled far for the occasion. I even spotted Anja Kempe in the audience.
— Wisdom Hill (@Scarlet2046) September 24, 2018
— DAS KONZEPT (@DAS_KONZEPT_) October 1, 2018
— Jane Lawrence (@eucalyptus44) October 1, 2018
The ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ has become such a musical cliché, but when it is performed live, for me it is thrilling, exhilarating and dopamine inducing! Impressive use of real particularly when held in Wotan’s palm! Very enjoyable evening #DieWalküre #rohring @TheRoyalOpera pic.twitter.com/h5e4Tx3g4a
— Helena Williams (@Rafaela99) September 26, 2018
Finally get why La Stemme is such a hit with opera goers. Great instrument with precise clear tone and lots of power. Also she can act. V convincing portrayal of Brünnhilde as a daddy’s girl. Was great fun to watch her facial expressions via opera glasses. #rohwalküre #rohring
— Rex Oper (@Rex_Oper) September 26, 2018
Götterdämmerung Mon 1 Oct 2018 @TheRoyalOpera Wow. Nina Stemme absolutely stole the show. @ROHchorus were wonderful and worth waiting to hear them on top form. ROH orchestra was glorious. What a marathon. A very tired audience member here but a very happy one. #ROHRing #Wagner pic.twitter.com/vdU5ttlfYQ
— Marianne James (@MarianneatIFour) October 2, 2018
Needn’t have worried about an odd bad review, Das Rheingold #ROHRing @RoyalOperaHouse was superb, edge of seat stuff for all 160 minutes - brilliant cast, no weak links - direction and choreography perfect - Pappano and team excellent - wow! pic.twitter.com/S7dgA2d5s6
— bigfanof (@jahasse) October 2, 2018
#ROHGötterdämmerung was amazing. Antonio Pappano and the @TheRoyalOpera orchestra were superb and @NStemme was divine. (and Rachel Lloyd stepping in as though she was always there! Beautiful!) I want to do #ROHring again! pic.twitter.com/lBSB9gLczq
— Achyuta Nori #FBPE (@AchyutaNori) October 1, 2018
— David Alexander-Watts (@Austerby) October 1, 2018
The Stage ★★★★
The Arts Desk ★★★★
Evening Standard ★★★★
What's On Stage ★★★★
Financial Times (£) ★★★★
Music OMH ★★★★
Express (full cycle) ★★★★
Telegraph (also Die Walküre) ★★★
Opera Now (also Die Walküre) (No star rating, mixed)
Times (£) (No Star rating, very positive)
What's On Stage ★★★★★
Music OMH ★★★★★
Arts Desk ★★★★
Times (£) ★★★★
Guardian (also Götterdämmerung) ★★★★
Telegraph (also Götterdämmerung) ★★★★
Evening Standard (also Götterdämerung) ★★★★
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The Ring runs in four cycles until 2 November 2018. Tickets are sold out although returns may become available and a limited number of tickets will be released each week via Friday Rush.
Die Walküre will be relayed live to cinemas on 28 October 2018. Find your nearest cinema and sign up to our mailing list.
The production was originally made possible by The Dalriada Trust. The Position of Music Director Maestro Antonio Pappano is generously supported by Mrs Susan A. Olde OBE.
It is staged with generous philanthropic support from Mrs Philip Kan, Mercedes T. Bass, Maggie Copus, Peter and Fiona Espenhahn, Mary Ellen Johnson and Richard Karl Goeltz, Malcolm Herring, The Metherell family, The Mikheev Charitable Trust, Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson, the Ring Production Syndicate, the Wagner Circle, The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund, American Friends of Covent Garden and an anonymous donor.