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VIEW »Die Walküre« until May 31

Our Ring was directed by Vera Nemirova. The wonderful, versatile set was designed by Jens Kilian, costumes by Ingeborg Bernerth, lighting: Olaf Winter, video: Bibi Abel. It is conducted by our General Music Director Sebastian Weigle.

DIE WALKÜRE - FROM 5pm May 21: Wotan, as Wälse, fathered the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, who Siegmund has not seen since they were children and who was forced to marry Hunding. They meet again, fall in love and run away with Nothung, a sword intended for Siegmund which Wotan thrust into the Ash tree. Wotan tells his daughter Brünnhilde to protect Siegmund from Hunding's wrath, until Fricka, Wotan's wife and guardian of marriage vows, forbids her husband from shielding an adulterer. Wotan, against his will, is forced to prevent his daughter from protecting Siegmund, but she disobeys when she realises how deeply Siegmund loves Sieglinde, who is carrying their baby. Siegmund is killed by Hunding, who is struck dead by Wotan. Brünnhilde begs her sisters to help her save Sieglinde and her unborn child. Wotan punishes Brünnhilde by removing her godhead and putting her to sleep on a rock, surrounded by fire, at Brünnhilde's pleading, so that only a brave man should find her.


Oper Frankfurt in your home
Thursday
21st May 2020
Start
5:00 pm
Duration
3hrs 54mins
Venue
Ticket Prices
FREE!

Cast

Conductor
Sebastian Weigle
Director
Vera Nemirova
Set Designer
Jens Kilian
Costume Designer
Ingeborg Bernerth
Lighting Designer
Olaf Winter
Video Editor
Marcus Richardt
Siegmund
Frank van Aken
Hunding
Ain Anger
Wotan
Terje Stensvold
Sieglinde
Amber Wagner
Brünnhilde
Susan Bullock
Fricka
Martina Dike
Gerhilde
Anja Fidelia Ulrich
Ortlinde
Elizabeth Reiter
Waltraute
Claudia Mahnke
Schwertleite
Katharina Magiera
Helmwige
Brenda Rae
Siegrune
Lisa Wedekind
Grimgerde
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Rossweiße
Bernadett Fodor