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Aug. 08 2018

09/01/18 – Das Rheingold – 1pm

By Diana Ross | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Das Rheingold

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner

Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes with 2 intermissions
frontpage photo credit: Cory Weaver

 

Lyric’s ambitious new Ring Cycle started with Das Rheingold in 2016, conducted by celebrated music director, Sir Andrew Davis. You’ll meet the Rhinemaidens, guardians of magical gold that can be transformed into a ring that grants its owner unlimited power. When Alberich steals the gold, the struggle among the legendary characters begins, as Wotan, king of the gods, vies with him for supreme power. Immerse yourself in thrilling drama and music of vast proportions during this first of four new productions from world-renowned director David Pountney.

CAST:

Eric Owens

Eric Owens

Wotan

Samuel Youn

Samuel Youn

Alberich

Stefan Margita

Stefan Margita

Loge

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Fricka

Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fasolt

Tobias Kehrer

Tobias Kehrer

Fafner

Sir Andrew Davis

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

David Pountney

David Pountney

Director

Diana Ross

About

Diana Ross is not the famous Supremes singer, but she does have big hair. Working in both Membership and Operations departments, she does a little bit of everything, including administering this website. You can contact her at dross@bccc.edu.

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