Journey to Valhalla
A Compendium of Wagner's Epic Ring Cycle.
Friday, May 3, 2024
Sunday, May 5, 2024

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Are you ready for an epic musical journey? Richard Wagner's legendary four-opera cycle, The Ring of the Nibelung, based on ancient Norse mythology, is one of the most significant achievements in music and opera history. Our new production, Journey to Valhalla, immerses audiences in Wagner's monumental The Ring of the Nibelung through the collaborative efforts of conductor Michael Christie, director Joshua Horowitz, and projection designer David Murakami, utilizing the illustrations of Arthur Rackham. Remarkably, we distill nearly 15 hours of operatic grandeur into an enthralling experience of less than 3 hours. This breathtaking journey through Wagner's orchestrations and soaring music will transport you to a world of adventure and features the Kansas City Symphony alongside powerful Wagnerian singers.

Content Advisory: Journey to Valhalla includes illustrated depictions of nudity.

COMPOSERRichard Wagner
LIBRETTISTRichard Wagner
CONDUCTORMichael Christie
Understand every word:Performed in German with English translations projected above the stage.

Principal Cast

Kyle Albertson

Role: Wotan

Rebecca Nash

Role: Brünnhilde

Corby Welch

Role: Siegfried

Robert Stahley

Role: Siegmund

Meghan Kasanders

Role: Sieglinde

Sarah Saturnino

Role: Fricka

Peter Morgan

Role: Alberich

Creative Team

Michael Christie


Joshua Horowitz


David Murakami

Projection Designer

Selena Gonzalez-Lopez

Lighting Designer

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Season Sponsors

With public support from the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

Journey to Valhalla is sponsored by the Lyric Opera Circle.

The performances of the Resident Artists in this production are sponsored, in part, by Orpheus KC.