Wagner's Götterdämmerung

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What’s your favorite aspect of Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung? The fact that the title loosely translates to mean the Twilight of the Gods or a disastrous conclusion of events? Is it Wagner's dramatic legacy? Or purely and simply the remarkable music? Bringing the epic “Ring Cycle” to its cataclysmic ending, the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Götterdämmerung is epic in every possible sense. Tune in and be moved, indeed.

Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes soprano Deborah Voigt, making her Met debut as Brünnhilde, and Jay Hunter Morris, who stepped into the title role Wagner’s Siegfried earlier this season. Bass-baritone Eric Owens plays Alberich.

The distinguished company of Wagnerians also includes Wendy Bryn Harmer as Gutrune, Waltraud Meier as Waltraute, Hans-Peter König as Hagen, and Iain Paterson as Gunther.

Full Cast:

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt
Gutrune: Wendy Bryn Harmer
Waltraute: Waltraud Meier
Siegfried: Jay Hunter Morris
Gunter: Iain Paterson
Alberich: Eric Owens
Hagen: Hans-Peter König
Production: Robert Lepage