Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Richard Wagner
Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written, including, the Ride of the Valkyries this is a must see!
When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The God, Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both.
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Sunday 30 June 2019 at 1pm
Thursday 4 July 2019 at 10:30am
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Conductor: Philippe Jordan Production: Robert Lepage Set Designer: Carl Fillion Costume Designer: François St-Aubin Lighting Designer: Etienne Boucher Cast: Christine Goerke – Brünnhilde Eva-Maria Westbroek – Sieglinde Stuart Skelton – Siegmund Jamie Barton – Fricka Greer Grimsley – Wotan Günther Groissböck – Hunding