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Part 2 - Die Walküre

Episode 2 of 4

Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse placed on the ring by the dwarf Alberich, by fathering a mortal hero to reclaim it.

The second of the four music dramas in Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, in a radically stripped-back, critically acclaimed production by Opera North. Filmed during live performances in 2016, this is total immersion in a unique, all-encompassing music drama.

In Die Walküre, it is human emotion that takes centre stage, with musical highlights including ‘Winterstürme’ and the Ride of the Valkyries.

Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse placed on the ring by the dwarf Alberich, by fathering a mortal hero to reclaim it. But when his son Siegmund falls in love with his estranged twin sister, defying the laws of incest, Wotan sends his favourite daughter, the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, to ensure Siegmund’s death. Yet her defiance will mean that Wotan has to say a final goodbye to her too.

Release date:

3 hours, 45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Production Company Opera North
Production Company The Space
Conductor Richard Farnes
Lighting Director Peter Mumford
Stage Designer Peter Mumford
Director Peter Mumford
Producer Peter Mumford
Producer Nikki Weston
Orchestra Opera North
Brünnhilde Kelly Cae Hogan
Sieglinde Lee Bisset
Siegmund Michael Weinius
Wotan Robert Hayward
Fricka Susan Bickley
Hunding James Creswell
Helmwige Katherine Broderick
Ortlinde Kate Valentine
Gerhilde Giselle Allen
Siegrune Sarah Castle
Rossweisse Madeleine Shaw
Waltraute Heather Shipp
Grimgerde Fiona Kimm
Schwertleite Claudia Huckle

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