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.
Meet The Artists
Mary Elizabeth Williams*
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Sir Andrew Davis
Sir David Pountney
Original Set Designer
Robert Innes Hopkins
* Lyric debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumnae
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