In the second of the Ring dramas, we move from the realm of the gods to the human sphere, where love enters the story in the blossoming incestuous relationship between the Wälsungen twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde.
Keith Warner's Royal Opera House production of Wagner's Ring Cycle continues with Die Walküre, the cycle’s second installment featuring Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Lord of the Gods. Susan Bullock is Brünnhilde, while Simon O'Neill and Eva-Maria Westbroek are Siegmund and Sieglinde. Sarah Connolly is Fricka. Anthony Pappano conducts.
Simon O'Neill, tenor, Siegmund
Eva-Maria Westbroek, soprano, Sieglinde
John Tomlinson, bass, Hunding
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Wotan
Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano, Fricka
Susan Bullock, soprano, Brünnhilde
Alwyn Mellor, soprano, Gerhilde
Katherine Broderick, soprano, Ortlinde
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano, Waltraute
Anna Burford, contralto, Schwertleite
Elisabeth Meister, soprano, Helmwige
Sarah Castle, mezzo-soprano, Siegrune
Clare Shearer, mezzo-soprano, Grimgerde
Madeleine Shaw, mezzo-soprano, Rossweisse