Die Walküre

Die Walküre

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The Deutsche Oper Berlin’s epic staging of Wagner’s Die Walküre, the second opera of his historic Ring Cycle.

Following Das Rheingold - the first act in the Ring Cycle - the gods find themselves ensconced in the castle of Valhalla, with trouble brewing as we begin The Valkyrie.

The mortals are power-crazed, mistrust and materialism rule and all that the gods can think about is enforcing the old codes rather than questioning their raison d’être. Siblings Siegmund and Sieglinde are condemned to death because there is no place for their special brand of love in society. Bru¨nnhilde, a Valkyrie, is charmed by them and dares to defy her father Wotan’s sentence by taking the pair under her wing. In THE VALKYRIE Wagner makes it plain whose side he is on: in the big love scene between Siegmund and Sieglinde, in which the elemental force of love outpunches all social mores, and in the evolution of Bru¨nnhilde’s character, whose conduct is at first motivated by intuitive sympathy but morphs into deliberate action as a protest against inhumanity and injustice.

Cast & Crew

(Director), Brandon Jovanovich (Siegmund), Tobias Kehrer (Hunding), Iain Paterson (Wotan), Elisabeth Teige (Sieglinde), Annika Schlicht (Fricka), Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde), Flurina Stucki (Helmwige), Aile Asszonyi (Gerhilde), (Conductor), (Composer)

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