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Thursday 21.05.2020 | 5 p.m. | Opernhaus

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner

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Stückinfos

First day of the scenic festival Der Ring des Nibelungen

Text by the composer | In German with supertitles | Playing time ca. 5 hours | Two intermissions

Introduction 4:15pm in the Concert Foyer

Beschreibung

First day of the scenic festival Der Ring des Nibelungen | Text by the composer | Sponsored by Audi | In German with supertitles | Playing time ca. 5 hours | Two intermissions

Wotan, spurred on by his wife Fricka, the protectress of honor, orders the death of his son, the Walsung Siegmund. Brünnhilde defies her father Wotan’s will, however.

Siegmund was placed on Earth as a hero to bring back the Ring of Power to the gods. On his mission, he meets his twin sister, Sieglinde, and falls in love with her. When Siegmund falls in battle, Brünnhilde flees with the now-pregnant Sieglinde to Valhalla. Wotan enacts his punishment, banishing Brünnhilde to a rock ringed in fire, where she is to sleep forever.

Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie is a drama in and of itself. For this reason, this second part of the »Ring« tetralogy is often programmed as a single piece on an opera house’s season. It uniquely captivates the listener through its clear musical dramaturgy, as well as through such musical highlights as Siegmund’s Spring Song, Brünnhilde’s Pleading, the Ride of the Valkyries, and Wotan’s Farewell. Not least because of the various incestuous entanglements, The Valkyrie is an enthralling familial drama.

Ulf Schirmer Musikalische Leitung
Rosamund Gilmore Inszenierung
Carl Friedrich Oberle Bühne
Nicola Reichert Kostüme
Michael Röger Licht
Christian Geltinger Dramaturgie
Meagan Miller Sieglinde
Allison Oakes Brünnhilde
Karin Lovelius Fricka
Gal James Gerhilde
Magdalena Hinterdobler Ortlinde
Monica Mascus Waltraute
Sandra Janke Schwertleite
Daniela Köhler Helmwige
Sandra Maxheimer Siegrune
Marta Herman Grimgerde
Christiane Döcker Rossweiße
Robert Dean Smith Siegmund
Randall Jakobsh Hunding
Simon Neal Wotan
Ziv Frenkel Grane

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