New Production Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods)

By Richard Wagner

  • Language - Sung in German with projected English translations

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.


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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This production of Götterdämmerung was presented at Lyric April 4 – 11, 2020. Visit our Ring Cycle page for upcoming 2020 performances.

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Preliminary model rendering of Götterdämmerung