Met Live | Die Walküre
30 March 2019 4pm
£14.50 concession, £13 member
Please note this screening was originally scheduled for 5pm, but is now being broadcasted an hour earlier at 4pm.
Length: 295 min
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Cast: Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Stuart Skelton, Jamie Barton, Greer Grimsley, Günther Groissböck
Language: German with English subtitles
This final revival is cast with an outstanding international array of Wagnerian specialist singers. The full cycle’s four operas journey from the beginning of a world to its destruction, with gods, heroes and monsters. This epic myth portrays every type of human emotion in music and ideas of extraordinary power. The Ring is always a special event in the operatic calendar: once experienced, never forgotten.
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second opera in the cycle, and features several of the Ring’s musical highlights – the sparkling Magic Fire Music and the electrifying Ride of the Valkyries. But among the musical fireworks and Norse mythology, at the centre of this opera are the unforgettable characters and the complex entanglements between them, including twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, and Wotan and his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde.
Runtimes and cast are subject to change.