The story of the Swan Knight is one that has passed through the ages - and now it's coming to the stage in Chicago. Lohengrin
is about a mysterious and dashing knight who is drawn across a lake in a swan-drawn boat. He arrives to save a damsel in distress,
after which they marry. But there's one condition the knight makes: To stay married, she must never ask his name. Can she
resist the temptation?
Lohengrin is a story that has evolved over centuries, from a legend that has apocryphal beginnings. No one is really sure
where the original tale began, but the earliest on record come from France in the 11th and 12th centuries. Eventually, the
story became immortalized by the poet Wolfgang von Eschenbach, who in turn inspired Richard Wagner's epic opera Lohengrin.
Imagine being rescued by a brave hero, but never being allowed to know his name. The temptation is brutal for the damsel
at the center of Wagner's classic opera, and your heart will be in a knot as well when you watch this production in Chicago.
Opera tickets for Lohengrin are often hard to get because it's
a very popular work. Buy your Lohengrin tickets up above.