Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written— – including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries —– Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring Ccycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cCycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.
Conductor: Philippe Jordan | Production: Robert Lepage | Set Designer: Carl Fillion | Costume Designer: François St-Aubin | Lighting Designer: Etienne Boucher | Cast: Brünnhilde (Christine Goerke), Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek), Siegmund (Stuart Skelton), Fricka (Jamie Barton), Wotan (Greer Grimsley), Hunding (Günther Groissböck)
Approx. runtime: 5:20 [2 Intermissions]
Luna Leederville: Screening Sat 29 June & Sun 30 June at 11.00am
Luna on SX: Screening Sat 29 June & Sun 30 June at 1:00pm