Orders opened today for next year's Berlin Staatsoper Ring cycles, and also their 2013 Easter Festival, or Festtage.
The Guy Cassiers production is conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and thanks to the maestro's top drawer contacts casting is impressive, including Rene Pape as Wotan, Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde and Waltraud Meier as Sieglinde.
There are three cycles in all. The first one costs a bit more as it's part of the Festtage; other Festtage attractions for those in-between days include Mozart and Verdi Requiems and Maurizio Pollini recitals.
Dates and prices (for all four Ring operas):
- 23 -31 March, price €250 - 840 (9 nights)
- 4-10 April, price €186 - 572 (7 nights)
- 13-21 April, price €186 - 572 (9 nights)
The limited capacity of the Schiller Theatre makes it a good idea to get orders in as soon as possible (you don't have to pay anything at this stage).