The Ring of the Nibelung in Chicago

Scene from Siegfried (Photo: Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Lyric’s solid-gold ‘Ring’ dazzles in new revival
BY WYNNE DELACOMA [Chicago Sun-Times, 31 Mar 05]
Valhalla proved to be a failed paradise for Wotan and his band of doomed gods and goddesses in Wagner’s epic set of four related operas, “The Ring of the Nibelung.” But Lyric Opera of Chicago audiences are experiencing the real thing this week as the company opens the first of three weeklong revivals of its production of the “Ring” unveiled in the 1990s.
With performances of “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walkure” on Monday and Tuesday behind them and “Siegfried” and “Gotterdammerung” to come on Thursday and Saturday, Lyric is offering its audiences an intoxicating, operatic paradise.
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