Soprano Christine Goerke in The Metropolitan Opera's Die Walküre
Soprano Christine Goerke in The Metropolitan Opera’s Die Walküre

Opera fans and Wagner devotees take note that on 27 April, 2019, the Metropolitan Opera’s latest production of Wagner’s Die Walküre will screen at 8pm at Cinema Nouveau theatres across South Africa, as part of the 2019 season of The Met: Live in HD.

Die Walküre is the most famous of Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, and revolves around the incestuous and adulterous love that sparks between twins Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Die Walküre at The Met

Infuriated by their transgression, Fricka (the goddess of marriage) demands that they be punished.

Their father Wotan orders Brünnhilde to exact vengeance on behalf of Sieglinde’s jilted husband, with terrible consequences. Conducted by Philippe Jordan the production has been praised for the strength of its cast and conductor.

Press quotes

“In Ms Christine Goerke, the house has found a Brünnhilde who marries vocal vitality and emotional presence in each radiant note” – New York Times

“Stuart Skelton is a splendid Siegmund… Jamie Barton’s Fricka is richly sung… and Günther Groissböck contributes a delectably malevolent Hunding ” – Financial

Run time:  5h 20 min.

The Metropolitan’s performance of Die Walküre will screen at Rosebank Nouveau, Gateway Commercial, Brooklyn Nouveau and V&A Waterfront Nouveau, as well as Somerset and Blue Route Mall in Cape Town, Bedford Square in Johannesburg and Garden Route Mall in George.

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