TICKET NOTE: Patrons who wish to purchase a complete Ring Cycle package should call the Subscriptions Office at (202) 416-8500. Single tickets to all of the individual Ring operas go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Monday, Feb. 1, and to the Public on Monday, Feb. 22.
A DOOMED LOVE TRANSCENDED. A FRACTURED WORLD RESTORED.
Twilight of the Gods
The Ring reaches its supreme climax in this final saga of valor and sacrifice, greed and betrayal, destruction and renewal. As a token of their sacred union, Siegfried gives Brünnhilde the ring and sets off for new adventures. Along his journey, he meets self-serving siblings Gunther and Gutrune along with Hagen, Alberich's son. Scheming to secure the ring, Hagen employs a magic potion to trick Siegfried into marrying another woman and abandoning a heartbroken Brünnhilde.
Siegfried realizes the catastrophic deception, but is he too late? Torn between revenge and despair, and with the ring in hand, Brünnhilde makes one final, shocking choice to reclaim her true love. As she sets the night ablaze and lets the flames begin to surround her, she prays her plan will return their cursed treasure back to the Rhinemaidens, restore the universe to its natural order, and put an end to the era of the gods forever.
In German with projected English titles.Titles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
Performance Timing: Act I - 116 min.; Intermission - 40 min.; Act II - 62 min.; Intermission - 32 min.; Act III - 72 min.
Please plan to arrive with sufficient time to allow for parking and entry into the Opera House by curtain time.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Catherine Foster (Cycles I & II)
Nina Stemme (Cycle III)
Listed in order of vocal appearance
S. Katy Tucker and Jan Hartley
*WNO debut ‡ Current Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist