New Production Die Walküre
By Richard Wagner
- Language - Sung in German with projected English translations
- Running Time - 4 hours, 55 minutes with 2 intermissions
After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ringoperas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner’s music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.
By Richard Wagner
Warner Classics label — Poul Elming, John Tomlinson, Eva-Maria Bundschuh, Hitomi Katagiri, Shirley Close, Ruth Florean, Eva Johansson, Hebe Dijkstra, Birgitta Svendén; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, cond. Daniel Barenboim.
Courtesy of Warner Classics.
Ride of the Valkyries
Die Walküre Synopsis
Siegmund, son of the god Wotan, is a fugitive and arrives at the house of the beautiful Sieglinde, where he thinks he has found refuge. The two discover a deep love for each other, but the only way for them to be together is for Siegmund to challenge Seiglinde’s husband to a fight to the death. Filled with devastating drama and enthralling music, Die Walküre explores the complex relationships of brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and fathers and daughters in a new production that is both musically and visually stunning.
Go inside this production of Die Walküre with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.
Meet The Artists
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Sir Andrew Davis
Original Set Designer
Robert Innes Hopkins
* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center
The RING Cycle
Join us for an extraordinary story told over the journey of four operas. Together, they comprise Wagner's magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an immersive operatic adventure that every opera lover should experience.
RING Cycle 2016 — 2020
MR. & MRS. DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER FOUNDATION OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
ADA AND WHITNEY ADDINGTON
With additional support from Robin Angly, Richard J. and Barbara Franke, and the Prince Charitable Trusts.
Die Walküre Production Sponsors
HELEN AND SAM ZELL
MARIANNE DESON-HERSTEIN TRUST, IN MEMORY OF HER PARENTS, SAMUEL AND SARAH DESON