“Die Walküre”– Richard Wagner

November 1, 2017, 5:15 pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago continues its thrilling journey through Wagner’s Ring cycle with Die Walküre, a riveting, devastating drama that involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. The musical highlights are many: ‘Winterstürme’, Siegmund’s hymn of praise to the coming of spring and the awakening of love; the Ride of the Valkyries; the Magic Fire music. Above all, there is the great confrontation between the god Wotan and his favorite daughter, Brünnhilde – the Valkyrie of the title – who love each other deeply, yet whose relationship has been irreparably broken by her disobedience.

Conductor— Sir Andrew Davis; Director— David Pountney; Brünnhilde — Christine Goerke; Sieglinde— Elisabet Strid; Siegmund— Brandon Jovanovich; Wotan — Eric Owens; Fricka — Tanja Ariane Baumgartner.