Children’s RING

RING for children brings Richard Wagner’s massive cycle, composed of four operas, to the Helsinki Music Centre as a two-hour experience for the whole family.The show that was seen at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany in 2018 comes to Helsinki as a visually stunning interpretation in Finnish that is sure to thrill both children and adults.

The story of RING features humans and mythological creatures, gods and dwarves, animals and water-nymphs.The story revolves around the mystical Ring of the Nibelung, which is wanted by everyone as it grants the power to rule the world.But can the world and nature be ruled?

Based on the concept created by the artistic director of the Bayreuth Festival Katharina Wagner and Markus Latsch, the work is produced in Finland by Teatro Productions.The cast includes both young up-and-coming and experienced Wagner singers, and they will be accompanied by the Helsinki Chamber Orchestra.The performances will be given under the patronage of bass Matti Salminen.

Conductor: Chloé Dufresne
Orchestra: Helsinki Chamber Orchestra
Production: Bayreuther Festspiele (2018)
Concept: Katharina Wagner, Markus Latsch
Director: David Merz
Cast: Juha Kotilainen, Tiina-Maija Koskela, Olavi Suominen, Anu Ontronen , Marika Hölttä, Jere Martikainen, Hannakaisa Nyrönen, Kaisa Näreranta, Matti Turunen, Aapo Kilpelä, Samuli Takkula, Mikko Sateila
Staging: Julius Theodor Semmelmann
Dramaturgy: Ruth Asralda
Lighting design: Peter Younes
Costume design: Ina Kromphart
Production in Finland: Teatro Productions Oy / International Opera Company Finland
Director’s assistant (Finland): Ina Hukki
Finnish translation: Auli Särkiö-Pitkänen
In co-operation with: Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki Festival, Richard Wagner Cultural Association

Richard Wagners
”Der Ring des Nibelungen“
für Kinder

auf Grundlage der Kinderoper ”Der Ring des Nibelungen“ der Bayreuther Festspiele 2018
in der Inszenierung von David Merz und im Bühnenbild von Julius Theodor Semmelmann
mit freundlicher Genehmigung der Bayreuther Festspiele

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Mannerheimintie 13a

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall
Age recommendation 7 y
Duration approx. 2 h, including intermission.
Tickets from 11 / 38 €
Family tickets from 90 €
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Fri 23.8.  18.00
Sat 24.8.  14.00
Sat 24.8.  18.00

Musiikkitalo is fully accessible.
Musiikkitalo’s information desk loans wheelchairs.
Accessible toilet facilities can be found on all of the Musiikkitalo’s floors.

Accessible parking spots are located on the Q-Park Finlandia parking hall’s lowest level, which leads to the Centre’s Main Lobby via a lift.

Accessible traffic: Accessible taxis can pick up and drop off customers at Helsinki Music Centre’s Mannerheimintie entrance.

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