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Release date: 30 March 2019
Running time: 295 minutes
Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written-including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries-Die Walkure is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner's Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding. The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brunnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins' mutual devotion, Brunnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both. Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brunnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.
Original title: MET Opera 2019 Die Walkure
Age restrictions: 12A