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Culture news, 25.12.2002 16:49

A premiere of the Richard Wagner’s opera "Zigfrid" in German in the Mariinsky theatre

A premiere of the Richard Wagner’s opera It is "the second day" of the tetralogy "Ring of the Nibelungs". In the beginning of XX century on a stage of theatre the "Ring of the Nibelungs" already was staged, but for the first time the opera will sound in German.

On the New year’s eve, December, 30, the Mariinsky theatre will present the third part of the "Rings of the Nibelungs" - opera "Death of gods". Thus, the Mariinsky theatre will collect in the repertoir all the "Rings of the Nibelungs": in May, 2000 the premiere of opera "Gold of Rhein", and in June, 2001 – the premiere of "Valkyrie" already was held.

The theatre plans to present all performances of tetralogy on the festival "Stars of white nights" which will be held in Saint Petersburg in the summer, 2003. During four days on the stage of the theatre all four operas of the "Rings of the Nibelungs" will be performed.

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