Ortrud and Telramund want to seize power – they have to destroy Elsa first. She is saved by Lohengrin, who prohibits her from asking his name. Elsa, however, cannot resist and asks him anyway. Lohengrin must then go, but he leaves behind Elsa’s young brother, who was presumed dead. King Ludwig II’s favourite opera.
Romantic opera in three acts by Richard Wagner
Running time 4 hours 30 minutes
Premiere 21 Sep 1983