Wagner's Die Walkure
Live from The Met
Part two of Wagner's Ring Cycle, in which Siegmund and his sister Sieglinde fall in love with each other, and Brunnhilde is banished to a fire-surrounded rock by her father, Wotan, for disobeying him. Only a hero will be able to break through the flames to rescue her - could Sieglinde's unborn baby Siegfried be the man Brunnhilde is waiting for? The Met's production of Die Walkure has a stellar cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Katarina Dalayman, Frank Van Aken and Bryn Terfel.
Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff.
Siegmund.....Frank Van Aken (Tenor)*
Sieglinde..... Eva-Maria Westbroek (Soprano)
Hunding.....HansPeter Konig (Bass)
Wotan.....Bryn Terfel (Baritone)
Fricka.....Stephanie Blythe (Mezzo-Soprano)
Brunnhilde.....Katarina Dalayman (Soprano)
Gerhilde.....Kellie Cae Hogan (Soprano)
Ortlinde.....Wendy Bryn Harmer (Soprano)
Waltraute.....Marjorie Elinor Dix (Soprano)
Schwertleite.....Mary Phillips (Soprano)
Helmwige.....Molly Fillmore (Soprano)
Seigrune.....Eve Gigliotti (Mezzo-Soprano)
Grimgerde.....Mary Ann Mccormick (Mezzo-Soprano)
Rossweisse.....Lindsay Ammann (Mezzo-Soprano)
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
*Frank Van Aken replaces Jonas Kaufmann.