Twilight: Gods

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Twilight: Gods

Experience an original film that captures Lyric's sold-out Chicago premiere of Twilight: Gods, a reimagining of the final chapter of Wagner's epic Ring cycle set in the largest underground parking complex in the country. 

Due to high interest and limited availability of the production, Lyric immediately set upon the idea of creating a film out of this unique drive-through experience. Featuring a new English translation of Wagner's libretto by director Yuval Sharon, new orchestrations, and new poetry by Chicago interdisciplinary artist avery r. young — all captured through the lens of an innovative filmmaking team under the direction of Raphael Nash Twilight: Gods stands alone as a unique digital experience that defies categorization. 

The film was a finalist in the 2022 OPERA America Excellence in Digital Opera Awards for Best Noteworthy Project. 

Program book

Program book

Program book

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Meet the artists

Featuring members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra
Featuring students of the Joffrey Academy of Dance

New Narrative Poetry: avery r. young
Live Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations: Ed Windels
Siegfried's Funeral March Arrangement and Sound Artist: Lewis Pesacov
Production Design: PXT Studio - Jason Thompson and Kaitlyn Pietras
Sound Designer: Mark Grey
Costume Coordination: Scott Marr
Music Supervisors: William C. Billingham and Eric Weimer


* Lyric debut
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Twilight: Gods is a project of Lyric Unlimited and is generously sponsored by Julie & Roger BaskesEthel & William Gofen, and Donald & Anne Edwards.

Twilight: Gods is a collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago and Michigan Opera Theatre.

Production space generously provided by Millennium Garages — Millennium Lakeside Parking Garage.