Wagner’s Ring Cycle at Staatsoper Berlin
October 1-10, 2022
Master Wagner interpreter Daniel Barenboim has collaborated with stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov to produce Maestro Barenboim’s third version of the tetralogy since his tenure at the Staatsoper started. The work is to be presented in in three Cycles during October 2022 at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.
Maestro Barenboim will lead the Staatskapelle and an impressive ensemble of renowned vocal artists including Michael Volle, Andreas Schager, Anja Kampe, Rolando Villazón, and Johannes Martin Kränzle.
Due to our long-standing relationship with the Staatsoper we are extremely pleased to have secured a limited allocation of best category seats for the premiere Cycle, starting with Das Rheingold on October 2 and closing with Götterdämmerung on October 9, providing a timeframe that also takes full advantage of Berlin’s early fall weather and other attractions.
The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, enjoying an enviable location near Berlin’s most beautiful square, and within a comfortable walking distance of the Museum District and prime retail area around Friedrichstrasse, has been selected as our base. Spacious Deluxe rooms have been reserved and a generous breakfast is included daily. Luxurious spa facilities are available in the hotel. There are also many and varied dining options in the vicinity. Crucially, the hotel sits just steps away from the Staatsoper, permitting excellent flexibility.
While the Ring is the central focus during the week, we are including an orientation tour of the city and a fascinating day excursion to the nearby city of Potsdam where we will visit the Cecilienhof (Potsdam Conference venue) and Frederick the Great’s Sans Souci summer palace.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim
Director Dmitri Tcherniakov
Wotan/Wanderer Michael Volle
Siegfried Andreas Schager
Brünnhilde Anja Kampe
Loge Rolando Villazón
Alberich Johannes Martin Kränzle
Siegmund Robert Watson
Sieglinde Vida Miknevičiūtė
Fricka Claudia Mahnke
Fafner Peter Rose
Fasolt/Hunding/Hagen Mika Kares
Mime Stephan Rügamer
Donner/Gunther Lauri Vasar
Freia Anett Fritsch
Gutrune Mandy Fredrich
Waltraute Michal Doron (Rhein) / Ekaterina Semenchuk (Gott)
Froh Siyabonga Maqungo
Erda Anna Kissjudit
Saturday, October 1
Optional Early Arrival in Berlin
Depart for Berlin Brandenburg airport from North American airports or
Optional early arrival and transfer to The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin. Enjoy personal time until the evening of October 2.
Sunday, October 2
Arrival at Berlin’s Brandenburg airport and transfer to The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, Französischer Strasse 30 in Berlin Mitte. Personal time before meeting late afternoon for a reception before walking to the Staatsoper for the 6:00pm performance of Das Rheingold. Dine together post-performance at Gendarmerie restaurant, close to the hotel.
Monday, October 3
In the morning we meet our preferred Berlin guide Janna Ressel and depart by coach for an introductory city tour followed by lunch at Bocca di Bacco restaurant on Friedrichstrasse. Return to the hotel to refresh ahead of Die Walküre, starting at 4:00pm. Regroup for post-performance refreshments at the hotel.
Tuesday, October 4
The day is independent.
Wednesday, October 5
Today we travel with Janna to the historic city of Potsdam and visit the Cecilienhof, site of the Potsdam Conference and then to Frederick The Great’s Sans Souci Palace. Lunch will be included. On return to Berlin in the late afternoon the balance of the day is at leisure.
Thursday, October 6
Morning at leisure and Siegfried at 4:00pm. Post-performance dining together.
Friday, October 7
Today we explore Berlin’s ever-expanding creative art scene, with details to develop. Lunch together today at Käfer Dachgarten restaurant, magnificently situated on the roof of the German Bundestag building.
Saturday, October 8
A completely open day for individual exploration.
Sunday, October 9
Lunch today will be together at one of the excellent restaurants around the Gendarmenmarkt and from there we return to the Staatsoper for our finale, Götterdämmerung at 4:00pm. Post-performance we toast the end of the Ring week back at the hotel.
Monday, October 10
Independent departures or extension.
*Note that optional concerts (e.g. at the Berlin Philharmonic or Konzerthaus Berlin still to be announced) may be added to your program for those non-Ring days that are open for other musical events.
- Eight nights Deluxe rooms (doubles) and Classic rooms (singles) at The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt Berlin
- Full breakfast daily
- Premium Ring Cycle seating at the Staatsoper
- Six lunches, dinners/receptions
- Berlin City tour
- Day excursion to Potsdam
- Art-themed guided day
- Entrances, guide and driver gratuities
- Fully escorted by Ian Sale of Act 1 Tours
- Extra nights at The Titanic Gendarmenmarkt
- Additional Concerts/Operas
- Airport transfers by private car service
COST OF TOUR (per person)
- Double or Twin $5,850
- Single room supplement 1,000
Additional nights (per room)
- Double $300
- Single $ 260
- Concerts/Operas priced at cost
- Airport transfers price on request
A non-refundable deposit of $1,850 per person is due with the completed registration form. The balance is payable by August 1, 2022. The total amount is due in full if registering after this date.
Act 1 Tours strongly advises the separate purchase of trip insurance to avoid financial loss if the need to cancel arises for insurable reasons. We recommend you contact insurance specialists AIG Travel Guard at 800-826-5248, or your preferred provider, and an adviser will present the range of coverage options to suit your specific needs and budget. It is important to note that certain policies may waive pre-existing medical conditions if purchased within 15 days of the date of completing your trip registration with us.