Simone Young conducts the "Ring of the Nibelung" at the Bayreuth Festival 2024

Simone Young will take over the musical direction of both cycles of Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" at this year's Bayreuth Festival from Philippe Jordan, who is unable to attend due to other commitments. Simone Young will be the first female conductor to lead the tetralogy in Bayreuth. According to Katharina Wagner, her engagement has long been a particular concern of the artistic direction, but unfortunately Simone Young's other responsabilities had not yet made it possible to work together earlier. 2024 will be the first time that the Bayreuth Festival will have more female conductors than male conductors on the podium alongside Semyon Bychkov and Pablo Heras-Casado: Oksana Lyniv, Nathalie Stutzmann and Simone Young.
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