LYRIC’S NEW RING CYCLE. THE JOURNEY BEGINS.
- 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.
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Sir Andrew Davis
Original Set Designer
Robert Innes Hopkins