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The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago
GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE


THE RING CYCLE

(Der Ring des Nibelungen)

Richard Wagner


JOIN US FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY TOLD OVER THE JOURNEY OF FOUR OPERAS.

Together, they comprise Wagner’s magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an immersive operatic adventure that every opera lover should experience.

Lyric’s new Ring, conducted by music director Sir Andrew Davis and directed by David Pountney, has been widely praised internationally, and there are only three opportunities to experience this operatic tour de force in Spring 2020.

 
A NOTE ABOUT RING GROUP PACKAGES

Lyric is pleased to offer early access reservations for the 2020 Ring cycles to Valhalla Circle Groups. These exclusive group packages include a donation to Lyric and in return groups receive priority seating and a host of exciting benefits.

Contact Brittany Gonzalez, Director of Group Sales at bgonzalez@lyricopera.org or 312-827-5927 to place your reservation.

Standard Ring packages will go on sale to subscribers and groups at non-Valhalla Circle pricing in February 2019.






PLAN YOUR DATES

Lyric will present three full Ring cycles, with a variety of opportunities to enhance your Ring experience and meet fellow music lovers through added programs and exciting cultural events happening around Chicago.

The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago - CYCLE 1
The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago - CYCLE 2
The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago - CYCLE 3





“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






Explore the Ring Cycle Operas


Das Rheingold


In the first chapter of the Ring, we 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.

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Die Walküre


The most deeply romantic and moving of all of the Ring operas, Die Walküre’s 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 in our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.

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Siegfried


Siegfried is fearless. Follow him on his valiant, adventurous path through the opera. Watch as he vanquishes the dragon Fafner and gets the better of his own wickedly devious guardian, Mime. Will our hero heed the warnings of his wise grandfather, Wotan, disguised as The Wanderer? And what happens when he braves the magic fire, awakens the sleeping Brünnhilde, and is enraptured by love for the very first time? In this, the third opera of Wagner’s Ring cycle, the characters are extraordinary, and the music utterly exhilarating. 

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Götterdämmerung


When it comes to musical and theatrical grandeur, the fourth of the Ring operas is in a class by itself. At the center of it all is heroic Brünnhilde, who experiences horrific betrayal, desperate revenge, and finally profound understanding and acceptance. As her emotional journey concludes in the overwhelming Immolation Scene, Wagner remarkably brings to life the end of the world and the beginning of a new one. Nothing less will suffice for the climax of the Ring cycle, opera’s most stupendous and monumental achievement.


ARTISTS & CREATIVE TEAM



 
Eric Owens as Wotan in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

WOTAN

Eric Owens

Alberich - Characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

BRÜNNHILDE

Christine Goerke

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

SIEGFRIED

Burkhard Fritz

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

FRICKA

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

ALBERICH

Samuel Youn

 
 
Elisabet Strid

SIEGLINDE

Elisabet Strid

Brandon Jovanovich

SIEGMUND

Brandon Jovanovich

Stephen Milling

HAGEN

Stephen Milling

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

CONDUCTOR

Sir Andrew Davis

Samuel Youn as Alberich in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

DIRECTOR

David Pountney

 
 
Eric Owens as Wotan in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

ORIGINAL SET DESIGNER

Johan Engels

Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

SET DESIGNER

Robert Innes Hopkins

Burkhard Fritz as Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

COSTUME DESIGNER

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Fabrice Kebour

Samuel Youn as Alberich in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

CHOREOGRAPHER

Denni Sayers

 
Eric Owens as Wotan in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

WOTAN

Eric Owens

Alberich - Characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

BRÜNNHILDE

Christine Goerke

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

SIEGFRIED

Burkhard Fritz

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

FRICKA

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

ALBERICH

Samuel Youn

Elisabet Strid

SIEGLINDE

Elisabet Strid

Brandon Jovanovich

SIEGMUND

Brandon Jovanovich

Stephen Milling

HAGEN

Stephen Milling

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

CONDUCTOR

Sir Andrew Davis

Samuel Youn as Alberich in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

DIRECTOR

David Pountney

Eric Owens as Wotan in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

ORIGINAL SET DESIGNER

Johan Engels

Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

SET DESIGNER

Robert Innes Hopkins

Burkhard Fritz as Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

COSTUME DESIGNER

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Fricka - characters in Wagner's The Ring Cycle

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Fabrice Kebour

Samuel Youn as Alberich in Siegfried at Lyric Opera of Chicago

CHOREOGRAPHER

Denni Sayers

 




“Bass-baritone Eric Owens is a magnificent Wotan… Goerke’s Valkyrie war cries rang with steely brilliance.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES on DIE WALKÜRE






Multimedia

Watch trailers for the Ring cycle operas, go behind the scenes, and hear from the cast of the Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

“Remarkable singing, exceptionally vivid acting, mythic-modern design and extraordinary music-making.”

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES



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RING CYCLE 2016 — 2020

PRODUCTION SPONSORS


 
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RING Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago