The Metropolitan Opera: Die Walküre
Run Time: 320 Minutes
The second of the four works that comprise Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung, Die Walküre features soprano Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde, the warrior daughter of Wotan, the leader of the gods, and his wife Fricka. The main role in the most loved and performed opera in the cycle, Brünnhilde undergoes a transformation as she gives up her immortality. Conducted by Philippe Jordan, it also stars Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde and Stuart Skelton as Siegmund, the incestuous twins who provide some of the most popular music in the opera, and Greer Grimsley as Wotan. Die Walküre premiered in Munich in June 1870.