Die Walküre

Die Walküre: Katarina Dalayman (Brünnhilde, Vordergrund), Ensemble (Walküren) Die Walküre: Thomas J. Mayer (Wotan), Katarina Dalayman (Brünnhilde) Die Walküre: Tomasz Konieczny, Elisabeth Kulman
Richard Wagner
Libretto by Richard Wagner

First Day of "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
The clash of the clans nourishes the battlefield. The Valkyries, the children of the god, are just instruments of the father to gather together an army of the dead for him.

Wotan’s progeny are to secure his power: the twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, seem born to this task. The brother lands at the home of his enemy – finds his sister there after a separation of many years and wins her heart. All of this runs according to plan, and yet the two siblings have violated the laws. The father must sacrifice his son. Brünnhilde, his favorite daughter, defies her father for the first time and protects the incestuous couple – in vain.

On the first day of Der Ring des Nibelungen, in Die Walküre, first performed in 1870 in Munich, the father-god’s plans to undo the entanglements come to naught. At the end, his children are either murdered or punished and exiled. All Wotan can do is wait for the hero of the next generation – Sieglinde now carries him in her womb, the seed of her brother, somewhere on her flight through the forest.

In German with German surtitles

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Munich Opera Festival 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
5.00 p.m. - app. 10.35 p.m.
Playing time: 5 hours 20 minutes (2 intermissions)
4.00 p.m. : Introductory event
Prices M
Open ticket sales

Musikalische Leitung Kent Nagano
Inszenierung Andreas Kriegenburg
Bühne Harald B. Thor
Kostüme Andrea Schraad
Licht Stefan Bolliger
Choreographie Zenta Haerter
Dramaturgie Miron Hakenbeck
Marion Tiedtke

Siegmund Simon O'Neill
Hunding Hans-Peter König
Wotan Bryn Terfel
Sieglinde Petra Lang
Brünnhilde Katarina Dalayman
Fricka Sophie Koch
Helmwige Susan Foster
Gerhilde Karen Foster
Ortlinde Golda Schultz
Waltraute Heike Grötzinger
Siegrune Roswitha Christina Müller
Roßweiße Alexandra Petersamer
Grimgerde Okka von der Damerau
Schwertleite Anja Jung

The Bavarian State Orchestra