After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner’s music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty. Sung in German with projected English translation.
The movement of the drama through this mythological space,
and propelled by Wagner’s complex use of musical themes, will allow for an overview
of how archetypal structures play out, not in static formulas, but as
interlocking, dynamic patterns.
“Nothing short of a triumph on all fronts, intelligently conceived by the creative team, brilliantly executed by a top-flight international cast.” – Chicago Tribune on Das Rheingold, 2016
Commentary on Die Walküre by Anthony Freud, General Director of the Lyric Opera Chicago
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SCHEDULE11am-12pm | Talk by George Hogenson, Jungian Analyst12-12:30pm | Preview talk by the Lyric's Colin Ure1pm | Opera
George Hogenson is a senior training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago and is past president of the Institute. He is currently Vice President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University and an MA in clinical social work from the University of Chicago. He trained as an analyst at the Chicago Institute. Dr. Hogenson has published extensively on Analytical Psychology and psychoanalysis, beginning with his book, Jung’s Struggle with Freud. He lectures regularly in the United
States and abroad.
Dr. Hogenson first encountered Wagner’s Ring Cycle while attending the final performance of the centenary production in Bayreuth under the direction of Pierre Boulez. The Ring has since been an area of continuing interest for him, both as a masterpiece of operatic art and as an opportunity to explore the psychological significance of complex mythological and symbolic themes.
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