classical music

Das Rheingold 2021

Part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle 2021

The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents the opening chapter of the Ring Cycle in all its mythic power, part of their complete performance of Wagner’s epic work.

Deep beneath the River Rhine glints the ancient Rhine gold. Far above, the great gods complete their fortress of Valhalla and prepare to rule over the earth.

But the treasure in the Rhine contains a power stronger than any living being, and all it demands is a willingness to renounce love.

In the opening chapter of his epic Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner doesn’t just tell a story of mythic power; he creates a whole new imaginative world in music.

Vladimir Jurowski’s Wagner interpretations have been described in the press as 'exquisite', and with a world-class cast, this is a major occasion.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alina Adamski Woglinde, soprano
Elizabeth Atherton Wellgunde, mezzo-soprano
Angharad Lyddon Flosshilde, mezzo-soprano
Robert Hayward Alberich, baritone
Derek Welton Wotan, baritone
Kai Rüütel Fricka, mezzo-soprano
Iwona Sobotka Freia, soprano
Andrii Goniukov Fasolt, bass
Andrew Harris Fafner, bass
Christian Elsner Loge, tenor
Allan Clayton Froh, tenor
Boris Pinkhasovich Donner, baritone
Adrian Thompson Mime, tenor
contralto to be advised Erda *


Wagner: Das Rheingold - opera in 4 scenes
-: (performed in German with English surtitles)

Dates & times

25 Jan 2021 - 5 Feb 2021
Approximate run time: 160 mins
Run times may vary, find out more
  • January 2021

    • Mon 25 January 2021
      • 7:00 pm
  • February 2021

    • Fri 5 February 2021
      • 7:00 pm


Royal Festival Hall


Package £90 – £450
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
Package £90 £165 £225 £320 £450

need to know

Event information
* Please note change of artist from originally advertised.

Tickets go on sale to Southbank Centre Members at 10am, Friday 1 November, and on general sale at 10am, Monday 4 November.

Please note that Wagner’s Ring Cycle 2021 is only available to book as a package of all four operas in one Cycle.
Ring Cycle 1: Mon 25, Wed 27, Fri 29 & Sun 31 Jan 2021
Ring Cycle 2: Fri 5, Sat 6, Mon 8 & Wed 10 Feb 2021

Individual operas cannot be booked separately, and it is not possible to mix and match operas between the two Cycles.
Due to the nature of the ticket package, it is not possible for bookers to select seats for the performances. Bookers will be allocated the same seat for all four performances once they have selected a price band.

Please note that this event is not eligible for the London Philharmonic Orchestra series booking discount.

Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

Event information
There is no interval in the performance, which lasts approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.