By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Rosie Hardie)
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center’s Eugene McDermott Concert Hall, Music Director Fabio Luisi, and Ross Perot President & CEO Kim Noltemy have announced plans for a complete Ring cycle presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra will perform the monumental work in May 2024 under the direction of Luisi and will become the first US orchestra to perform a full Ring cycle in concert in recent history.
The opera-in-concert version of Richard Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen will be presented with internationally renowned singers including Mark Delavan and Lise Lindstrom who will portray Wotan and Brünnhilde.
The project will debut on May 1, 2024, with “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre” premiering on consecutive nights. The operas will be headlined by Soprano Sara Jakubiak and tenor Christopher Ventris as Sieglinde and Siegmund. The cycle will continue in Fall 2024 with “Siegfried” performed on October 5, 2024, and “Götterdämmerung” performed on October 8, 2024. That will be followed by a week-long presentation of the full Ring cycle beginning on October 13, 2024.
The DSO’s performances of Wagner’s complete Der Ring des Nibelungen will be recorded as part of the DSO’s Next Stage Digital Concert Series and will be made
available in January 2025 at watch.dallassymphony.org.
In addition to the announcement of the opera cycle, Luisi and Noltemy announced the release of the concert video of the DSO’s latest opera-in-concert, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” which featured Nicole Car and Etienne Dupuis.