Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Die Walküre
Book Tickets for Met Opera 2018-19 Season: Die Walküre
Director: Robert Lepage
Cast: Stuart Skelton, Christine Goerke, Eva-Maria Westbroek
Release Date: 30/03/2019
Feature Runtime: 5 hrs 20 mins
Trailers: Approx. 20 mins
Please note that the next opera in the Met: Live in HD series, "Die Walküre” will begin at 16:00 on Saturday 30-March, and not 17:00 as originally stated. Sincere apologies for this last-minute change.
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 cycle, 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 cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.