Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion
Lyric, following the lead of our city, state, and federal elected officials, as well as the recommendations of the Chicago Department of Public Health, has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances of Wagner’s Ring cycle and its related festival programming. Learn more about the cancellation here.
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 Companion brings us back to 1848 when Wagner first began work on the Ring, and 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.