Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) of Richard Wagner


First performed in 1870, The Valkyrie continues to be the most popular opera from The Ring of the Nibelung. Centred on the story of the Volsungs, it tells us about the incestuous passion of the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde and its terrible consequences.

The musical direction will be in the hands of Graeme Jenkins, who has already presented us with several powerful interpretations of Wagner’s work. The semi-staged production by Opera North is part of a profoundly democratic process for the enjoyment of opera. Peter Mumford proposes a vision that gives special emphasis to the psychological intimacy of the characters through a singular appeal to the language of the cinema. The cast includes some of today’s most striking Wagnerian voices, performing alongside a number of promising young singers.


Die Walküre (A Valquíria) of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) staged concert
Musical directionGraeme Jenkins
Staging / Light Drawing / Video Peter Mumford

Siegmund Christopher Ventris
Sieglinde Ruxandra Donose
Hunding Joshua Bloom
Wotan Thomas Johannes Mayer
Brünnhilde Ricarda Merbeth
Fricka Justina Grigyte
Helmwige Siphiwe Mckenzie
Waltraute Sónia Alcobaça
Gerhilde Ana Franco
Schwertleite Marina Pardo
Ortlinde Maria de Lourdes Martins
Siegrune Ana Ester Neves
Grimgerde Paula Dória
Rossweisse Patrícia Quinta
Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa

production | Opera North

Coproduction CCB/São Carlos 

22 october 2020 | 06:00pm new date
25 october 2020 | 06:00pm new date
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