SERIES ORIGINAL SOUND
RICHARD WAGNER: »DIE WALKÜRE«
After »Das Rheingold« focused mainly on the imbroglio of the ring, demonstrating the brittle fragility of the Gods’ power at the opera’s end, the action of »Die Walküre« takes up the thread of action years later. Wotan, led by his own desire to possess the ring, requires a »free man« to help his interests prevail. Thus, using the name of Wälse, he fathers the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, who become pawns in his game of power. Separated early in life, when the two meet again and fall in love, Fricka, Wotan’s wife, is full of indignation. Wotan is forced to abandon his protégé Siegmund to his fate. The Valkyrie Brünnhilde, however, Wotan’s favourite daughter, is touched by the siblings’ love and helps them – against her father’s wishes.
In »Die Walküre«, the events of the »Ring« epos intensify in a dramatic way. The orchestra mirrors the emotions and conflicts of the protagonists, creating an all-encompassing musical drama of atmospheric profundity.
SIMON BAILEY WOTAN
MAXIMILIAN SCHMITT SIEGMUND
SARAH WEGENER SIEGLINDE
ASA JÄGER BRÜNNHILDE
CLAUDE EICHENBERGER FRICKA
TOBIAS KEHRER HUNDING
MUSICIANS OF THE
DRESDNER FESTSPIELORCHESTER AND
OF CONCERTO KÖLN
Richard Wagner »Die Walküre«. First Day of the Stage Ceremony »Der Ring des Nibelungen« (Concert Performance)
Cycle »Der Ring des Nibelungen« II