Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Die Walkure at Lyric Opera of Chicago - an opera in the Ring Cycle.

Lyric’s New RING Will be Here in Less Than a Year — Now is the Time to Secure Your Full Cycle Experience

Lyric’s new Ring is a hot ticket! Ringheads and neophytes alike from around the world will converge in Chicago next spring for the exhilarating, immersive experience of the four-part cycle, which unfolds as a musically and dramatically thrilling journey.

Watch the RING Trailer:

If you've never taken the plunge into a full week of all things Ring...this is truly a bucket-list experience not to be missed. And if this is your fifth, or fifteenth, or fiftieth Ring...well, you know what we’re talking about.

Lyric’s Ring cycle will be performed three times over the course of three weeks, April 13 through May 3, 2020. It’s binge-watching in its original form — as a communal live-performance happening shared with 3,500 others. It’s a splendid opportunity to leave the real world behind and lose yourself in an unforgettable story.

Lyric Opera's 2016/17 production of Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner’s magnificent music propels the sprawling tale of gods and heroes, greed and jealousy, dwarves and dragons, fierce power struggles, forbidden love, desperate betrayal and revenge, the end of the world, and the magical gold at the center of it all. Recurring musical themes intertwine and unravel, connecting the characters and hinting at plot twists to come.

Lyric Opera's 2018/19 production of Siegfried

In addition to Lyric’s Ring cycle performances, a full slate of illuminating talks, tours, tastings, comedy, recitals, and other ancillary activities will be available during each cycle. You can reserve an all-access pass or customize your choice of between-performance enhancements.

Until recently, tickets for the three full cycles were available only to Lyric subscribers, to groups, and to those who joined Lyric’s Valhalla Circle of donors to secure premier seating and other exclusive benefits.

Now everyone can access Lyric’s Ring cycle packages for as little as $236 for all four music dramas, as Wagner preferred to call them.

Plan Your Dates

Cycle 1

Das Rheingold, Monday 4/13/20, 7:30pm
Die Walküre, Tuesday, 4/14/20, 6:00pm
Siegfried, Thursday, 4/16/20, 6:00pm
Götterdämmerung, Saturday, 4/18/20, 5:30pm

Cycle 2

Das Rheingold, Monday 4/20/20, 7:30pm
Die Walküre, Tuesday, 4/21/20, 6:00pm
Siegfried, Thursday, 4/23/20, 6:00pm
Götterdämmerung, Saturday, 4/25/20, 5:30pm

Cycle 3

Das Rheingold, Monday 4/27/20, 2:00pm
Die Walküre, Wednesday, 4/29/20, 2:00pm
Siegfried, Friday, 5/1/20, 2:00pm
Götterdämmerung, Sunday, 5/3/20, 2:30pm

Lyric Opera Ring Cycle 2020

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.

RING Cycle 2016 — 2020

Lead Sponsor

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

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National Endowment for the Arts - LOGO

With additional support from Robin Angly, Richard J. and Barbara Franke, and the Prince Charitable Trusts.

Header image: Cory Weaver captured Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Lyric's 2017/18 production of Die Walküre.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg