Wagner’s Die Walküre

June 1, 2019, 11:30 am

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Stuart Skelton as Siegmund and Emily Magee as Siegliende in Die Walküre (Photo: Royal Opera / Bill Cooper)

The second opera in Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen thrillingly depicts the discovery of a great love. During a storm, Sieglinde gives shelter to a wounded stranger. They find themselves drawn to each other. He is Siegmund, the twin from whom Sieglinde was separated in childhood. Unknown to them, their father is Wotan, the most powerful of the gods. Through Siegmund, Wotan hopes to retrieve a gold ring of ultimate power that he cannot take himself.

Stuart Skelton (Siegmund), Emily Magee (Sieglinde), John Lundgren (Wotan), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde), and Dame Sarah Connolly (Fricka) star in this performance. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts.