By Richard Wagner
- Language - Sung in German with projected English translations
- Running Time - 4 hours, 55 minutes with 2 intermissions
Die Walküre's 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 in our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.
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
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
STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON
ADA AND WHITNEY ADDINGTON