New Production Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods)

By Richard Wagner

  • Language - Sung in German with projected English translations
  • Running Time - 5 hours, 15 minutes with 2 intermissions

The tragedy of the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde, her beloved hero Siegfried, and all the gods brings nothing less than the end of one world, the beginning of a new one, and the ultimate triumph of love over evil. In the entire operatic repertoire, you won’t find greater musical and dramatic grandeur, or more staggeringly intense emotions, than in Wagner’s Twilight of the Gods. Only a work of this scale could close the monumental Ring cycle. Seeing and hearing it in a live performance is one of the greatest experiences that any operagoer can enjoy.

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April 2020

Saturday

04/04

5:30 PM

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Saturday

04/11

2:00 PM

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Götterdämmerung

By Richard Wagner

Warner Classics label  — Anne Evans, Siegfried Jerusalem, Philip Kang; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, cond. Daniel Barenboim.

Courtesy of Warner Classics.

Brunnhilde's Immolation
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Brunnhilde & Siegfried duet
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Hagen's Call to the Vassals
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Götterdämmerung

By Richard Wagner

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

Commentary by Colin Ure
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Meet The Artists

Christine Goerke

Brünnhilde

Burkhard Fritz

Siegfried

Stephen Milling

Hagen

Brian Mulligan

Gunther

Mary Elizabeth Williams*

Gutrune

Samuel Youn

Alberich

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Waltraute

Ronnita Miller

First Norn

Catherine Martin

Second Norn

Laura Wilde†

Third Norn

Diana Newman†

Woglinde

Annie Rosen†

Wellgunde

Lindsay Ammann

Flosshilde

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

Sir David Pountney

Director

Johan Engels

Original Set Designer

Robert Innes Hopkins

Set Designer

Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Costume Designer

Fabrice Kebour

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Denni Sayers

Choreographer

* Lyric debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumnae

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MR. & MRS. DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER FOUNDATION OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
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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.

Götterdämmerung Production Sponsors

MARLYS A. BEIDER
HELEN AND SAM ZELL

Preliminary model rendering of Götterdämmerung