Stephen Milling, Ain Anger and Lauren Fagan return to the Royal Opera House
Stephen Milling, Ain Anger and Lauren Fagan return to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Keith Warner’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano. Stephen, Ain and Lauren sing the roles of Hagen, Hunging and Woglinde, respectively, for this hotly anticipated start to the ROH 18/19 Season with the first cycle opening on 24 September.
Stephen Milling’s return to the stage of the Royal Opera House is followed by further performances as Hagen at Staatsoper Hamburg under the baton of Kent Nagano. In a season busy with the works of Wagner he next appears as Koenig Marke in Montpellier under Michael Schonwandt and as Hunding with the LPO conducted by Valdimir Jurowski.
Hunding marks Ain Anger’s return to Covent Garden after his critically acclaimed performances as Pimen in Richard Jones’ production of Boris Godunov, also under Pappano. Acknowledged as one of today’s finest Wagner basses, Ain’s current season includes his debut at Teatro Real in Das Rheingold under Pablo Heras-Casado, as well as appearances at Bayerische Staatsoper and Opéra National de Paris.
A former Jette-Parker young artist, Lauren returns for the first time as a guest this season in her role debut as Woglinde. This follows Lauren’s storming success as Violetta in La traviata for Opera Holland Park over the summer, with upcoming debuts including Mimì (La bohème), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito).