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    Sounds promising!

    For immediate release:
    January 17, 2014

    Lyric Opera of Chicago announces initial principal casting and creative team for

    Richard Wagner's RING cycle

    Christine Goerke: Brünnhilde
    Eric Owens: Wotan

    Sir Andrew Davis: conductor
    David Pountney: director
    Johan Engels: set designer
    Marie-Jeanne Lecca: costume designer
    Fabrice Kebour: lighting designer
    Michael Black: chorus master

    Lyric Opera's new RING production to be presented one opera
    at a time, beginning in 2016-17 for four consecutive seasons,
    followed by three complete cycles in April 2020

    - See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/pressroom/....9tXGnbF3.dpuf

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    So Eric Owens is "graduating" from Alberich to Wotan --he certainly has the voice for it. This will be very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAuer View Post
    So Eric Owens is "graduating" from Alberich to Wotan --he certainly has the voice for it. This will be very interesting.
    I saw him at the MET last year as Alberich. Great voice but I was struggling a bit with the American accent.

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    Goerke is doing Brunnie at COC and SF as well on her way to the MET. Hope the LOC productions are good - the Parsifal looked interesting in pics. I saw my very first Ring at LOC back in early 70s with Nilsson starring. Memorable singing from her and a few others but the productions were - well, let's just say "unexciting". I'm thrilled to bits for her and Owens and looking forward to hearing them in these roles. Wondering about the rest of the cast though.

    I was also delighted to hear about Chicago's Figaro Trilogy with Barber, Nozze and Ghosts of Versailles - I may actually get to see Ghosts live again! WOOHOO!

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    Lyric Opera of Chicago announces initial principal casting and creative team for

    Richard Wagner's RING cycle
    Shouldn't this be staged by the Dramatic Opera of Chicago?
    Doch dieses Wörtlein: und, -wär' es zerstört,
    wie anders als mit Isoldes eignem Leben wär' Tristan der Tod gegeben?

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    I'm so happy Goerke has found her niche. I always loved the basic sound of her voice, but she had lost a lot of weight when she did Norma here in Seattle over a decade ago and had intonation problems. Those appear to be over now that she is back to a good singing weight for her. Her high D in Norma's trio was huge and wonderful as were her low notes.
    Last edited by Seattleoperafan; Jan-28-2014 at 13:41.

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    Will David Pountney's muttonchops steal the show?
    This space for rent.

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