Wagner's Die Walküre

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Director Robert Lepage's production of Wagner's Ring continues with Die Walküre. Here the focus of Wagner's drama shifts from the gods to humans, specifically the warrior Siegmund and his twin sister Sieglinde, who will become the parents of the central figure of the Ring, the hero Siegfried.

The cycle’s second installment features Mark Delvan as Wotan, Lord of the Gods. Deborah Voigt is Brünnhilde, while Simon O'Neill and Martina Serafin are the Wälsungen twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde. Stephanie Blythe returns in the role of Fricka.

When Liszt received a copy of the Walküre score, he reportedly wrote a note to Wagner, stating, “Your Walküre [score] has arrived, and I should like to reply to you by your Lohengrin chorus, sung by 1,000 voices, and repeated a thousandfold: ‘A wonder! A wonder!’”

Cast:

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt
Sieglinde: Martina Serafin
Fricka: Stephanie Blythe
Siegmund: Simon O'Neill
Wotan: Mark Delavan
Hunding: Hans-Peter König