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200 Years of Wagner – The Ring in Lucerne

Jonathan Nott (Paul Yates) 

Lucerne is a Wagner city. For six years – from 1866 to 1872 – the composer resided at the Villa Tribschen. This was a decisive period for him artistically as well as personally. It was here that he completed Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and resumed work on The Ring of the Nibelung, composing both the third act of Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Wagner’s Lucerne years also represented a turning point in his personal life. He moved into his new home on Lake Lucerne with Cosima von Bülow, whom he then married on 25 August 1870 in the Protestant parish church. And it was in Tribschen that two of the couple’s three children – their daughter Eva and son Siegfried – were born.

To mark the composer’s 200th birthday, LUCERNE FESTIVAL is presenting the first complete performance of the Ring cycle in the Wagner city of Lucerne, with the English conductor Jonathan Nott, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, and internationally acclaimed Wagner singers, including Albert Dohmen, Petra Lang, Mikhail Petreno, and Klaus Florian Vogt. To supplement the Ring – and together with the Swiss Richard Wagner Society – we are also offering an attractive program of special related events. involving excursions, museum visits, and walking tours in Wagner’s footsteps.


The Program:
Friday, 30 August | 7.30 p.m. | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Das Rheingold
Saturday, 31 August | 5.00 p.m. | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall 
Die Walküre
Monday, 2 September | 5.00 p.m. | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Siegfried
Wednesday, 4 September | 5.00 p.m. | KKL Luzern, Concert Hall
Götterdämmerung


Special Related Events
Saturday, 31 August | 11.00 a.m.
Discover Wagner’s Lucerne!
Sunday, 1 September | 10.00 a.m. | Church of St. Matthew
Opera Religious Service
Monday, 2 September | 11.00 a.m.
Discover Wagner’s Lucerne!
Tuesday, 3 September | 10.00 a.m.
Musical Outing via Ferryboat to Meggenhorn Castle via Tribschen
Wednesday, 4 September | 11.00 a.m.
Discover Wagner’s Tribschen!
Thursday, 5 September | 11.00 a.m.
Discover Wagner’s Zurich!
Thursday, 5 September | 3.00 p.m.
Discover Wagner’s Zurich!

These events are offered by LUCERNE FESTIVAL in collaboration with the Swiss Richard
Wagner Society.

 


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