NEW PRODUCTION

DIE WALKÜRE

by Richard Wagner
NOVEMBER 1 – 30
Sung in German with projected English translations


 

Die Walküre Opera Overview

After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner’s music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.
“Nothing short of a triumph on all fronts, intelligently conceived by the creative team, brilliantly executed by a top-flight international cast.” Chicago Tribune on Das Rheingold, 2016



 
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PRODUCTION SPONSORS

RING CYCLE 2016 — 2020

ANONYMOUS
DONOR
MR. & MRS.
DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER
FOUNDATION OF
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
ADA AND WHITNEY
ADDINGTON
 
 


 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS
DIE WALKÜRE


LLOYD E. RIGLER-
LAWRENCE E. DEUTSCH
FOUNDATION
MAZZA
FOUNDATION
HELEN AND
SAM ZELL
MARIANNE DESON TRUST,
IN MEMORY OF HER PARENTS
SAMUEL AND SARAH DESON
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Approximate Running Time: 4 hours, 43 minutes with 2 intermissions

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Costume design by Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Die Walküre Opera Resources



Synopsis


Siegmund, son of the god Wotan, is a fugitive and arrives at the house of the beautiful Sieglinde, where he thinks he has found refuge. The two discover a deep love for each other, but the only way for them to be together is for Siegmund to challenge Seiglinde’s husband to a fight to the death. Filled with devastating drama and enthralling music, Die Walküre explores the complex relationships of brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and fathers and daughters in a new production that is both musically and visually stunning.


 
Die Walküre opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Audio Highlights

Richard Wagner

“Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond”


“Du bist der Lenz”



“Ride of the Valkyries”


Die Walküre opera at Lyric Opera of Chicago


Season of Delights

A new Ring is the most formidable challenge any opera company can undertake, but we’re energized by it at Lyric, especially after last season’s acclaimed production of the cycle’s first opera, Das Rheingold.

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Music for Die Walküre provided by through generous arrangement with Warner Classics, Official Education and Promotion Music Provider for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Costume design by Marie-Jeanne Lecca

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