Götterdämmerung


Götterdämmerung at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Götterdämmerung


Götterdämmerung at Lyric Opera of Chicago

NEW PRODUCTION

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG
(The Twilight of the Gods)

by Richard Wagner
Sung in German with projected English translations


The tragedy of the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde, her beloved hero Siegfried, and all the gods brings nothing less than the end of one world, the beginning of a new one, and the ultimate triumph of love over evil. In the entire operatic repertoire, you won’t find greater musical and dramatic grandeur, or more staggeringly intense emotions, than in Wagner’s Twilight of the Gods. Only a work of this scale could close the monumental Ring cycle. Seeing and hearing it in a live performance is one of the greatest experiences that any operagoer can enjoy.


 
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RING CYCLE 2016 — 2020

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DIETRICH M. GROSS

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With additional support from Robin Angly and Richard J. and Barbara Franke.

 
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BEIDER
HELEN AND
SAM ZELL
 
 
 
 
 


Approximate Running Time:  5 hours, 15 minutes with 2 intermissions

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Preliminary model rendering of Götterdämmerung

RICHARD WAGNER

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