Lyric Opera of Chicago
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.
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Sir Andrew Davis