Die Walküre - Live Broadcast
Estimated Run Time 4hrs 55mins
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan with Philippe Jordan conducting.
Die Walküre is Wagner's second opera in his monumental Ring cycle. The Ring cycle is four of Wagner's biggest operas, all linked together by the same story, which include Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung.
Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.
Die Walküre is set in mythological times, when gods, giants, dwarves, and humans all contended for power. It takes place entirely in human territory, as the balance of power in the cosmic struggle tips ever so slowly toward humanity.
Sung in German
The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2018-19 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.
All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.