Live from the Met: Die Walkure

April 12, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tune in at 11 a.m. on April 13 for a live broadcast of Wagner's Die Walkure from the Metropolitan Opera, and enjoy a slideshow from the production.

Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In Die Walkure, the second installment of the cycle, the focus of the story shifts from the realm of the gods to the human world.

This extraordinarily powerful work of theater focuses on some of the Ring's most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods, whose violation of his own laws has jeopardized the gods' rule; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde, who are meant to save the gods; and, above all, his heroic Valkyrie daughter Brunnhilde, who makes a fateful decision that shatters her world.

Principal conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast including Deborah Voigt as Brunnhilde and Mark Delavan as Wotan. Stephanie Blythe, Martina Serafin, Simon O'Neill, and Hans-Peter Konig also star.

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