New Production Siegfried

By Richard Wagner

  • Language - Sung in German with projected English translations
  • Running Time - 5 hours with 2 intermissions

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 epic Wagnerian saga, the characters are unforgettable, the music utterly exhilarating.

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This production of Siegfried was presented at Lyric November 3 – 16, 2018. Visit our Ring Cycle page for upcoming 2020 performances.

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Siegfried

by Richard Wagner

"Heil dir, Sonne!"
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"Notung! Notung!"
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Siegfried

by Richard Wagner

commentary by Colin Ure
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Siegfried Synopsis

Program Book

Go inside this production of Siegfried with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

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Meet The Artists

Burkhard Fritz*

Siegfried

Christine Goerke

Brünnhilde

Matthias Klink Head Shot

Matthias Klink*

Mime

Eric Owens

The Wanderer (Wotan)

Samuel Youn

Alberich

Ronnita Miller*

Erda

Diana Newman†

Woodbird

Patrick Guetti†

Fafner

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

David Pountney

Director

Johan Engels

Original Set Designer

Robert Innes Hopkins

Set Designer

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Costume Designer

Fabrice Kebour

Lighting Designer

Denni Sayers

Choreographer

* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni

The Ring Cycle

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.

Siegfried Production Sponsors

STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON
HARRIS FAMILY FOUNDATION
HELEN AND SAM ZELL

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Photo: Todd Rosenberg