Lyric Opera of Chicago to stage 'Ring' cycle

CHICAGO (AP) — The Lyric Opera of Chicago announced it will stage Richard Wagner's famed "Ring" cycle.

The opera said Friday that its new production of the four operas will be presented one opera at a time for four consecutive seasons. It will start during the 2016-2017 season. The opera will perform all four operas three times in April 2020.

"Der Ring des Nibelungen" will be conducted by Lyric Opera music director Andrew Davis. Soprano Christine Goerke will play the leading role of Brunnhilde. She also is playing the role in "Ring" cycles at the Houston Grand Opera and Metropolitan Opera.

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