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Die Walküre

Richard Wagner / RSNO / Sir Andrew Davis

Wagner’s epic opera took us deeper into the vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year Ring cycle.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Cast includes
Christine Goerke Brünnhilde
Amber Wagner Sieglinde
Karen Cargill Fricka
Simon O'Neill Siegmund
Bryn Terfel Wotan
Matthew Rose Hunding

Following last year’s Das Rheingold from Mariinsky Opera, the epic Die Walküre takes us deeper into Wagner’s vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year Ring cycle.

Revered British bass baritone Bryn Terfel as the desperate Wotan, celebrated US soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde and New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill as Siegmund lead an exceptional international cast, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by outstanding Wagnerian Sir Andrew Davis.

An all-powerful ring in the clutches of a jealous dragon. A forbidden love in defiance of the king of the gods. A warrior princess enchanted within a wall of magic fire.

Die Walküre tells a profoundly human story of mankind’s emotions, frailties and dramas, evoked in some of Wagner’s most powerful, memorable music, including the mighty ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.

Photo: Nigel Hughes

Sung in German with English supertitles

Concert performance

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Cast includes
Christine Goerke Brünnhilde
Amber Wagner Sieglinde
Karen Cargill Fricka
Simon O'Neill Siegmund
Bryn Terfel Wotan
Matthew Rose Hunding
Lee Bisset Gerhilde 
Elaine McKrill Ortlinde
Jennifer Johnston Waltraute
Claudia Huckle Schwertleite
Katherine Broderick Helmwige
Madeleine Shaw Siegrune
Judit Kutasi Grimgerde
Andrea Baker Rossweisse

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More information about some of the artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Sir Andrew Davis
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Christine Goerke
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Amber Wagner
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Karen Cargill

Simon O'Neill

Bryn Terfel
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Matthew Rose
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6 August 2017

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 4hrs 55mins approx (two intervals)
  • £20 - £60*

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