April 02, 2020

Lyric Family Favorites: August 14

This week 144 years ago, Wagner’s complete Ring cycle received its world premiere at the newly opened Bayreuth Festspielhaus in Germany. Since then, Ring cycles have been mounted all over the world, including at Lyric Opera twice previously. In celebration of the anniversary of this monumental work and the Ring cycle that we missed this year, we bring you this moving segment from the finale of Die Walküre, featuring bass-baritone Eric Owens’s magnificent portrayal of Wotan.

Then take a look back at an earlier Lyric Legend, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. You can also enjoy an exhilarating at-home concert from the family of Lyric Orchestra concertmaster Robert Hanford, and check out our picks for the best opera streaming opportunities next week.



The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Cory Weaver