At Wotan’s Table

Wagner Circle for the «Ring für alle»

In May 2024, the new interpretation of Richard Wagner’s Bühnenfestspiel by stage director Andreas Homoki and General Music Director Gianandrea Noseda will be presented as a cycle for the first time. Interest in this new Zurich Ring has been overwhelming, reaching far beyond the borders of Switzerland. That's why the Opernhaus plans on recording the Ring and sharing it with fans around the world. With your attendance at this Fundraising Dinner, you’ll help us reach this goal.

The two cycle presentations are already sold out, but we’ve reserved a contingent of tickets for this Fundraising Dinner. Das Rheingold sets the stage on 3 May 2024. Immediately following the performance is a festive dinner like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

You are cordially invited to be a guest in Valhalla and take your seat on the main stage – at Wotan’s table. The evening will be hosted by entertainer Harald Schmidt.

Joining you will be the crème de la crème of the best Wagnerian singers today, together with none other than Andreas Homoki and Gianandrea Noseda themselves! Together with The Bürgenstock Collection, Mike Wehrle, «Chef of the Year 2023» and Corporate Culinary Director, will provide culinary surprises.

Along with other members of the Wagner Circle, you will not only experience the first cyclical performance of the Zurich Ring, but will also be particularly close to it. You will get to know the singers personally, visit the places where Richard Wagner lived and worked during guided tours in Zurich and the Wagner Museum in Lucerne.

Experience the first cyclical performance of the new Zurich Ring and an exclusive supporting programme together with other Wagner enthusiasts and be «up close and personal». Welcome to the Wagner Circle.

The Wagner Circle in detail

The Wagner Circle offers an exclusive programme for the first cyclical performance of the new Zurich Ring from 3 May 2024 - 9 May 2024:

Friday, 3 May 2024
5.00 pm: Reception in the Spiegelsaal. Welcome and work introduction by Harald Schmidt and Andreas Homoki. Here you will receive your programme book for the Ring, in which you will be thanked by name for your donation.
6.00 pm: Das Rheingold. Followed by dinner at Wotan's table on stage together with the artists of the Ring. Hosted by Harald Schmidt and Andreas Homoki

Saturday, 4 May 2024
1.45 pm: Guided tour of the Wagner Museum Tribschen (possible in English or German) in Lucerne together with some singers of the Ring. Individual arrival, optionally directly from Lucerne railway station at 1.20 pm by boat across Lake Lucerne to the Tribschen landing stage. This excursion can be wonderfully combined with a stroll through Lucerne.

Sunday, 5 May 2024
4.00 pm: Die Walküre, exclusive aperitif during the first interval

Monday, 6 May 2024
4.00 pm: Rehearsal visit Götterdämmerung on the rehearsal stage
6.00 pm: Aperitif
7.00 pm: Harald ringt mit dem Ring (translated: «Harald wrestles with the Ring»; held in German language). A humorous evening behind the scenes with Harald Schmidt, Andreas Homoki, Klaus Florian Vogt and others awaits you on the «Escher-Wyss» rehearsal stage in the Ring's rehearsal set. (Details: see German version)

Tuesday, 7 May 2024
5.30 pm: Siegfried, exclusive aperitif during the first interval

Thursday, 9 May 2024
10.30 am (German 10.00 am): City tour «Richard Wagner in Zurich» (approx. 2 hours; available also in English) with a visit to Le Petit Palais in the Hotel Baur au Lac, where the first act of Die Walküre was premiered with Franz Liszt at the piano; Wagner himself sang the roles of Hunding and Siegmund.
4.00 pm: Götterdämmerung, exclusive aperitif during the first interval and a toast with the singers on stage after the performance.

Your package for the Wagner spectacle

By joining the Wagner Circle, you are supporting the endeavour to record the Zurich Ring and make it accessible worldwide via livestream with your donation of CHF 5,000. As a member of the Wagner Circle, you are invited to an exclusive fundraising dinner at Wotan's table after the performance of Das Rheingold. Also included are «Harald ringt mit dem Ring» as well as the guided tours and intermission aperitifs. Your ticket for the Ring Cycle in the best category is reserved for you and costs CHF 1,230.

CHF 4,600 of your donation of CHF 5,000 can be deducted from your tax return. We will send you a corresponding donation receipt.

Book your Package

You are welcome to book your package via the online form. Alternatively, you can contact Mr Marcel Angst directly by e-mail (). We can also provide information by telephone from Monday to Saturday between 11.30 a.m. and 6 p.m., on +41 (0)44 268 66 66.



Dining with Wagner singers

The Zurich «Ring für alle»

Zurich is one of the birthplaces of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. It was here that the German composer – at the time a wanted revolutionary in exile – first developed the idea of his opera cycle, drafted the story, put pen to paper, and composed large swaths of the score. For these reasons alone, the city has a link to this epic work, which comprises four evenings and 16 hours of music. Wagner’s Ring still fascinates audiences today. Plans are already underway to present a live stream of the second performance of the cycle on the Opernhaus website. The recording will then be available for four further weeks as an on-demand video.