Lyric Opera & The Second City Present Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion

  • Location - William Mason Rehearsal Hall

An original musical comedy inspired by Ring composer Richard Wagner

Lyric Opera and The Second City join forces once again to celebrate everyone’s favorite four-day, fifteen-hour opera. Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companionbrings us to 1848 Germany where Wagner first began work on the Ring, to modern-day Bayreuth, home of Wagner’s personally-designed opera house, and hilariously illustrates the lasting effects of his masterpiece and the headaches an opera company might encounter trying to mount this behemoth. Note: Show may contain inaccurate German accents.

Performed in Lyric’s William Mason Rehearsal Hall with cabaret-style seating, including tableside food and beverage service.

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This production of Longer! Louder! Wagner! was presented at Lyric October 27 – 30, 2016. Visit our Ring Cycle page for upcoming 2020 performances.

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Meet The Artists

Tracy Cantin


Jesse Case

Richard Wagner and Composer, Sound Director, Musical Director

Randall Harr


Sayjal Joshi


Tim Ryder

Fred Wagner

Alice Stanley Jr.


Travis Turner


Jonah D. Winston


Timothy Sniffen


Anneliese Toft


Billy Bungeroth

Creative Consultant

Stuart Carden


The RING Cycle

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.

Louder! Longer! Wagner! Production Sponsors

Generous support provided by
The Wallace Foundation

Photo: Todd Rosenberg