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Die Walküre

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OpernhausLeipzig, Saxony, D 04109, Germany
2020 January 16, May 21 at 17:00
Oper Leipzig
Ulf SchirmerConductor
Rosamund GilmoreDirector
Carl-Friedrich OberleSet Designer
Nicola ReichertCostume Designer
Robert Dean SmithTenorSiegmund
Randall JakobshBassHunding
Iain PatersonBass-baritoneWotan2020 Jan 16
Simon NealBaritoneWotan2020 May 21
Melanie DienerSopranoSieglinde2020 Jan 16
Meagan MillerSopranoSieglinde2020 May 21
Allison OakesSopranoBrünnhilde
Kathrin GöringMezzo-sopranoFricka2020 Jan 16
Karin LoveliusMezzo-sopranoFricka2020 May 21
Daniela KöhlerSopranoHelmwige
Gal JamesSopranoGerhilde
Magdalena HinterdoblerSopranoOrtlinde
Monica MascusMezzo-sopranoWaltraute
Sandra MaxheimerMezzo-sopranoSiegrune
Christiane DöckerMezzo-sopranoRoßweiße
Marta HermanMezzo-sopranoGrimgerde
Sandra JankeContraltoSchwertleite
Michael RögerLighting Designer
Christian GeltingerDramaturgy
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

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.

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