Presented by Washington National Opera
Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung
The Rhinegold * The Valkyrie * Siegfried * Twilight of the Gods
Themes of The Ring—including how greed and corruption can destroy both the economy and the environment—still being debated in today’s political world. This is Washington National Opera’s first complete Ring cycle and the only Ring cycle in North America in 2016.
In the Ring‘s second chapter, the offspring of Wotan, king of the gods, boldly test his will. Siegmund is attracted to his sister Sieglinde, while Brünnhilde is torn between obeying orders and preventing Siegmund’s demise.