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20 North Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

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Lyric Opera of Chicago - Siegfried

Closed May 1, 2020

A mythological adventure featuring a young hero, a fearsome dragon and a beautiful shieldmaiden

Why See Lyric Opera of Chicago - Siegfried?

Classical & Opera

The Third Opera In Wagner's Epic Ring Cycle

The third opera in Richard Wagner's sweeping Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegfried has it all - tempestuous gods, a fearsome dragon, a courageous hero and a passionate romance. A wondrous celebration of the natural world, youth and young love, the work features the Ring Cycle's most light-hearted and joyful music as it sets up an ultimately tragic conclusion to the breathtaking saga. Don't miss this stunning 2020 revival, starring Christine Goerke, Burkhard Fritz, Eric Owens and Samuel Youn.


Young hero Siegfried knows no fear, and is cautioned by his wizened grandfather to not let his bravery blind him. On his adventures, Siegfried encounters and slays the formidable dragon Fafnir, claiming the beast's godly treasures. When he chances upon sleeping shieldmaiden Brunhilde by a mountaintop fire, he feels afraid for the first time as he falls in love with her instantly. He wakes her with a kiss and the pair embark on a whirlwind love affair. 

Ring 2020

Das Rheingold
Die Walkure


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Opening night: 16 April 2020

What you thought

4 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

George K. : “Superb”

Third act is by far the best... more

Marc L. Tenzer, MD: “Singing fabulous; sets weird”

We attended Saturdays production. There voices and orchestra were fabulous.... more

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