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    Die Walküre

    Richard Wagner

    Yannick Nézet-Seguin, and Stanislas de Barbeyrac’s first Sigmund in Die Walküre.

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Droits réservés
    Stanislas de Barbeyrac
    Stanislas de Barbeyrac © Dav Gemini

    Stanislas de Barbeyrac | Sigmund
    Elza van den Heever | Sieglinde 
    Soloman Howard | Hunding
    Brian Mulligan | Wotan
    Karen Cargill | Fricka
    Tamara Wilson | Brünnhilde
    Jessica Faselt | Helmwige
    Brittany Olivia Logan | Gerhilde
    Justyna Bluj | Ortlinde 
    Iris van Wijnen | Waltraute
    Maria Barakova | Siegrune
    Ronnita Miller | Grimgerde
    Anna Kissjudit | Schwertleite
    Catriona Morison | Roßweiße

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin | direction
    Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

    Die Walküre, the second of the four music dramas which make up the Ring cycle, is the apotheosis of Romantic music drama and one of Richard Wagner’s most passionate works. From the very first note, the orchestra sweeps us along in its wake. Storms, incest, divine wrath and undying passion can be found in embryo in these turbulent bars which foretell the heroes’ torturous fate. They lay the foundations for the story, which is hugely lyrical and splendidly human. It is undoubtedly the perfect immersive introduction to the teeming world of Richard Wagner, who wrote some of his most passionate and poignant music here. Yannick Nézet-Seguin at the helm of the Rotterdam Orchestra pursues his Wagner concert cycle with Stanislas de Barbeyrac’s first Sigmund.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
    Avec le soutien de la Délégation générale du Québec à Paris
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