The warrior goddess Brünnhilde (soprano Christine Goerke) takes charge in this technologically wondrous second installment of Wagner’s “Ring” cycle.
The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Some of the most interesting characters are at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. In this production, soprano Christine Goerke sings the defiant daughter, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins and Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts. 4h55m
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