The Chicago ‘Ring’ – Cycle 2

April 19 - 26, 2020

Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Art/Architecture tours, Oak Park (Frank Lloyd Wright), highlights of The Loop, gourmet cuisine and wine. Peninsula Hotel.

Chicago“Nothing short of a triumph on all fronts, intelligently conceived by the creative team, brilliantly executed by a top-flight international cast.”
– The Chicago Tribune

Join us for and extraordinary story told over the journey of four operas.

Together, they comprise Wagner’s magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an immersive operatic adventure that every opera lover should experience.

Lyric’s new Ring, conducted by music director Sir Andrew Davis and directed by David Pountney, has been widely praised internationally, and we will take only 18 lucky participants to experience this operatic tour de force in Spring 2020.

We have top-category orchestra seats, the best seats of any group to attend, as we were the first in line for tickets. Any lectures and special Ring events that coincide with our attendance will be included. 

We will stay for 7 nights in Deluxe rooms at The Peninsula Chicago, the five-star hotel on the Magnificent Mile that brought traditional Asian service to a city already renowned for the warmth of its hospitality. The Peninsula has received a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating each year since its opening, and was named the #1 hotel in Chicago and the #2 hotel in the USA in 2018 by U.S. News and World Report. 

In addition to full breakfast each day and 6 additional exquisite meals, we will enjoy private art and architecture tours around the city, with a special focus on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. 

WOTAN
Eric Owens

BRÜNNHILDE
Christine Goerke

SIEGFRIED
Burkhard Fritz

FRICKA
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

ALBERICH
Samuel Youn

SIEGLINDE
Elisabet Strid

SIEGMUND
Brandon Jovanovich

HAGEN
Stephen Milling

CONDUCTOR
Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR
David Pountney

ORIGINAL SET DESIGNER
Johan Engels

SET DESIGNER
Robert Innes Hopkins