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Die Walküre

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NationaltheaterMax-Joseph-Platz 2, Munich, Bavaria, 80539, Germany
Dates/times in Berlin time zone
Bavarian State Opera
Kirill PetrenkoConductor
Andreas KriegenburgDirector
Andrea SchraadCostume Designer
Harald ThorSet Designer
Evelyn HerlitziusSopranoBrünnhilde
Karen FosterSopranoGerhilde
Susan FosterSopranoHelmwige
Golda SchultzSopranoOrtlinde
Anja KampeSopranoSieglinde
Elisabeth KulmanMezzo-sopranoFricka
Okka von der DamerauMezzo-sopranoGrimgerde
Alexandra PetersamerMezzo-sopranoRoßweiße
Roswitha Christina MüllerMezzo-sopranoSiegrune
Heike GrötzingerMezzo-sopranoWaltraute
Nadine WeissmannMezzo-sopranoSchwertleite
Stuart SkeltonTenorSiegmund2015 Mar 23
Klaus Florian VogtTenorSiegmund2015 Feb 28
Christopher VentrisTenorSiegmund2015 Mar 06, 14
Thomas Johannes MayerBaritoneWotan
Günther GroissböckBassHunding
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

Richard Wagner
Libretto by Richard Wagner

First Day of "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
The clash of the clans nourishes the battlefield. The Valkyries, the children of the god, are just instruments of the father to gather together an army of the dead for him.

Wotan’s progeny are to secure his power: the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, seem born to this task. The brother lands at the home of his enemy – finds his sister there after a separation of many years and wins her heart. All of this runs according to plan, and yet the two siblings have violated the laws. The father must sacrifice his son. Brünnhilde, his favorite daughter, defies her father for the first time and protects the incestuous couple – in vain.

On the first day of Der Ring des Nibelungen, in Die Walküre, first performed in 1870 in Munich, the father-god’s plans to undo the entanglements come to naught. At the end, his children are either murdered or punished and exiled. All Wotan can do is wait for the hero of the next generation – Sieglinde now carries him in her womb, the seed of her brother, somewhere on her flight through the forest.


In German with German surtitles

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