Release date: 4/25/2018
Seats for Individual Performances of Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung Available for the First Time
San Francisco Opera Presents Three Cycles of the Ring June 12-July 1, 2018
Ring single tickets.pdf Photos Available
Beginning Tuesday, May 1 at 10 a.m., tickets to individual performances within Richard Wagner’s four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), will be available for purchase. Previously offered only as complete cycle packages, tickets for Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung will go on sale for the first time.
Seats for all 12 performances in three full cycles of Wagner’s Ring presented by San Francisco Opera from June 12–July 1 may be purchased individually and in build-your-own cycles. Availability of tickets vary by section, date of performance and price with seats beginning at $100. 200 standing room tickets will be offered at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance; standing room tickets are $10 each, cash only, and limited to two tickets per person. Tickets to the Ring may be purchased online at sfopera.com/ring, by visiting the San Francisco Opera box office at 301 Van Ness Avenue and calling (415) 864-3330. Ticket pricing, except for standing room, subject to change.
San Francisco Opera Marketing Director Lisa Bullard said: “I’m pleased that after our successful 20-month Ring cycle subscription campaign, we are now able to offer all remaining tickets for each individual performance. Beginning May 1, music lovers can choose to attend one or more of the Ring operas. There are a limited number of great seats remaining for all 12 performances.”
During San Francisco Opera’s subscription campaign for the Ring, ticket sales have been robust and far-ranging. To date, audiences for the summer 2018 cycles hail from 48 states and 27 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, Poland and Singapore.
San Francisco Opera presents Wagner’s Ring cycle—one of the most ambitious musical and theatrical works ever conceived—with an internationally-renowned cast of Wagnerian artists, featuring soprano Evelyn Herlitzius as Brünnhilde, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Wotan, tenor Daniel Brenna as Siegfried, soprano Karita Mattila as Sieglinde, tenor Brandon Jovanovich in the roles of Siegmund and Froh, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka and many others, directed by Francesca Zambello and under the baton of leading Wagnerian interpreter Donald Runnicles. For complete cast and more information, visit sfopera.com/ring.
In anticipation of the Ring, San Francisco Opera presents an ongoing Ring Festival of lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and musical performances lasting through the end of the third cycle. One highlight among the many Festival offerings are a series of Wagner chorus concerts featuring the San Francisco Opera Chorus on each Thursday (June 14, 21 and 28) during the three cycles. For a complete schedule of Ring Festival events from now through July 1, visit sfopera.com/ringfestival.
San Francisco’s love affair with the Ring dates to 1900 when the touring Metropolitan Opera produced the four-part work at the Grand Opera House on Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets; destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire). Since San Francisco Opera’s first staging of Wagner’s tetralogy in 1935 and subsequent mountings in 1972, 1985, 1990, 1999 and 2011, the Company has been regarded as one of the world’s leading presenters of the Ring.
*For the complete press release, please view the attached PDF.