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Lyric Opera announces film version of sold out drive-through performance

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Posted  22 days ago  in  Trending, Arts and Culture

1 MIN READ – Lyric Opera is excited to announce that a produced film of Twilight: Gods, the radical reimagining of the final chapter of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, will be made available for online viewing to audiences during Summer 2021. The goal of the film, created by director Raphael Nash, is to fully simulate the unique, live drive-through opera experience for the broadest possible audience.


This live experiential production—conceived, directed, and with new English translations by Yuval Sharon and original narrative poetry by Chicago interdisciplinary artist avery r. young—will be presented on April 28 and 30 and May 2 at the Millennium Garage's Lakeside parking garage in Chicago. Millennium Garages is America’s largest underground parking complex, operating over 3.8 million square feet underground in downtown Chicago. Twilight: Gods is a collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago and Michigan Opera Theatre.

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Lyric is also excited to announce that the role of Brünnhilde in Twilight: Gods will be sung by Christine Goerke, who has been called “the Brünnhilde of dreams," by Dallas Morning News. Goerke has played the role of Brünnhilde at Lyric in both Die Walküre (2017/18) and Siegfried (2018/19). The rest of the cast features previously announced mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin/Waltraute, tenor Sean Panikkar/Siegfried making his Lyric debut, bass Morris Robinson/Hagen, and baritone Donnie Ray Albert/Alberich. Goerke and these artists premiered this production/work/piece in Detroit last fall. The Rhinemaidens will be played by three current Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members: soprano Maria Novella Malfatti; mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck, and mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty

The film of Twilight: Gods will be released for online viewing during summer 2021, free to audiences with registration required. Learn more about Twilight: Gods live performances and behind-the-scenes information, and stay up to date on details of the upcoming film as they are released at lyricopera.org/twilightgods.