Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric to present Wagner's RING cycle

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces initial principal casting and creative team for Richard Wagner’s RING cycle

Lyric Opera’s new RING production to be presented one opera at a time, beginning in 2016-17 for four consecutive seasons, followed by three complete cycles in April 2020. Click here to view full press release.

Tickets for Lyric’s full Ring cycle will go on sale in 2018, with pricing, further casting, and sponsorship to be announced at a later date. Tickets for Das Rheingold will go on sale in 2016.  

The new Lyric Opera production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is generously made possible in part by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross

Cast and Creative Team

Christine Goerke   Brünnhilde
Christine Goerke

     
  Wotan
Eric Owens

     
Sir Andrew Davis   Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis

     
David Pountney   Director
David Pountney

     
Johan Engels   Set Designer 
Johan Engels

     
Marie-Jeanne Lecca   Costume Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca

     
Fabrice Kebour   Lighting Designer
Fabrice Kebour

Performance schedule for new Ring cycle

2016-17
Das Rheingold
Opening night of the season; performances begin October 1, 2016

2017-18
Die Walküre
Third opera of the season; performances begin in early November 2017

2018-19
Siegfried
Third opera of the season; performances begin in early November 2018

2019-20
Götterdämmerung
Eighth opera of the season; performances begin in late March 2020

2020
Three complete Ring cycles
Following the regular 2019-20 opera season
First cycle begins in April 2020