Opens October 15
By Richard Wagner
October 15-November 1
Starting at $26
4 hours and 20 minutes with two intermissions
His Secret is Her Obsession.
He arrived from her dreams to save her from a nightmare. Trapped in a scheme to frame her for her brother’s disappearance, Elsa von Brabant prays for a savior to rescue her. And one appears: a knight conveyed by a beautiful swan. He has only one request: that Elsa must never ask his name.
Can Elsa trust her life and love to a stranger whose mysterious identity is eating away at her? Lohengrin marks the beginning of Music Director Eun Sun Kim’s journey through the works of Richard Wagner, creating a new generation of Wagnerian experiences that will speak to the soul of our collective humanity.
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OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for the first three performances.
As the noblewoman Elsa faces charges of murder in the disappearance of her brother, heir to the duchy of Brabant, a mysterious knight appears to defend her honor—on the condition that she marry him without knowing his name.
Audio excerpts are from the 2012 cast of Lohengrin with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Act III Prelude/San Francisco Opera Orchestra; Bridal Chorus/San Francisco Opera Chorus; “Fühl’ ich zu dir”/Brandon Jovanovich (Lohengrin) and Camilla Nylund (Elsa); “Einsam in trüben Tagen”/Camilla Nylund (Elsa); Entrance into the Cathedral /San Francisco Opera Chorus