The Ring in Minden | Der Ring in Minden

[CITY]Minden … Germany
[SCHEDULE]2019:9.12 … 10.6

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Minden is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in the western part of Germany. It is about 55km west of Hanover in Lower Saxony, about an hour by train. It is a small town with a population of about 80,000.

The state theater in the city has teamed up with the local Wagner Association to perform Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung” in four parts every few years. The theater’s regular performances go out and become popular as a music festival.

The Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra will enter the performance pit. They are based in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia. Previous Principal conductors include Wilhelm Schüchter, Hermann Scherchen, Toshiyuki Kamioka, Andris Nelsons, and they are well known in Germany.

The music festival has been performing a new four-part performance every year since 2015. In the first year, “The Rheingold” was performed. This was followed by “The Valkyrie” in 2016, “Siegfried” in 2017, and “Twilight of the Gods” in 2018.

In 2019, these four works will be through performed. Gerd Heinz Directed on the four works. Frank Beermann will conduct in the festival. Although it is a performance in a small theater, lively young singers appear, and it is known for its high performance level.

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