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Four sweeping operas humanize mythic figures of legend with epic stories and scores to thrill the senses. See individual operas or experience the Ring in its entirety!
In a single week, immerse yourself in a transformative journey through a world unhinged by corruption and politics, ravaged by greed and neglect, and where the one true power is the redeeming force of love.
In the cycle’s prelude, greed and vengeance trigger a chain of events fraught with corruption and struggle.
A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s profound defiance drive the story forward.
A fearless young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny.
The cycle reaches its transcendent climax with a suspenseful tale of bravery, sacrifice, destruction and renewal.
Donald Runnicles, one of the world’s foremost Wagnerian conductors, returns to lead an exceptional international cast of the world's leading opera singers, including the Company debuts of Daniel Brenna as Siegfried and Falk Struckmann as Alberich. Directed by Francesca Zambello, the production also stars Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde, Greer Grimsley as Wotan/The Wanderer, Karita Mattila as Sieglinde, Brandon Jovanovich as Froh and Siegmund, and Jamie Barton as Fricka and Waltraute.
Meet the Artists
As Wagner’s majestic music humanizes the mythic figures of legend—giants, dragons, gods and heroes—the timeless tale unfolds in Francesca Zambello’s visually arresting production. Get a glimpse.
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