Die Walküre

November 01. 2017 - November 30. 2017

Upcoming Dates

November 01. 2017 - November 30. 2017

New Production Die Walküre

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After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ringoperas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner’s music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.

  • Language: Sung in German with projected English translations
  • Running Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes with 2 intermissions
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Die Walküre

By Richard Wagner

Warner Classics label — Poul Elming, John Tomlinson, Eva-Maria Bundschuh, Hitomi Katagiri, Shirley Close, Ruth Florean, Eva Johansson, Hebe Dijkstra, Birgitta Svendén; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, cond. Daniel Barenboim.
Musical excerpts provided through a generous arrangement with Warner Classics, Official Education and Promotion Music Provider for Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

“Winterstürme”

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Ride of the Valkyries

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Wotan's Farewell

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Die Walküre

By Richard Wagner

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

© 2017/18 Lyric Opera Commentaries Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Music Group. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.
A project of the Women’s Board

Synopsis

Siegmund, son of the god Wotan, is a fugitive and arrives at the house of the beautiful Sieglinde, where he thinks he has found refuge. The two discover a deep love for each other, but the only way for them to be together is for Siegmund to challenge Seiglinde’s husband to a fight to the death. Filled with devastating drama and enthralling music, Die Walküre explores the complex relationships of brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and fathers and daughters in a new production that is both musically and visually stunning.

Program book

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

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Meet the artists

* Lyric Opera debut
** Ryan Opera Center alumni
*** Current Member, Ryan Opera Center

New Lyric production of Wagner’s Die Walküre generously made possible by

Mazza Foundation

Helen and Sam Zell

Marianne Deson-Herstein Trust, in memory of her parents, Samuel and Sarah Deson

Photo: Cory Weaver