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May. 13 2017

05/27/17 – Das Rheingold @ 1pm – Lyric Opera of Chicago returns!

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LYRIC’S NEW RING CYCLE. THE JOURNEY BEGINS.
NEW PRODUCTION

DAS RHEINGOLD

  • by Richard Wagner
  • Performed in German with projected English translations
  • front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

“Owens’s portrayal is so richly layered that it may become part of the history of the work.”
The New Yorker on Eric Owens as Alberich in Das Rheingold

Join us for an extraordinary story told over the course of four individual operas. Together, they comprise Wagner’s magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an artistic journey that every opera lover should experience.

Lyric’s ambitious new Ring starts with Das Rheingold in 2016, conducted by our own celebrated music director, Sir Andrew Davis. We’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.

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

Johan Engels

Johan Engels

Original Set Designer

Robert Innes Hopkins

Robert Innes Hopkins

Set Designer

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Costume Designer

Fabrice Kebour

Fabrice Kebour

Lighting Designer

Denni Sayers

Denni Sayers

Choreographer

 

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