Following on the heels of Das Rheingold, now Die Walküre will be imagined anew on the stage. This spectacular production will not be a look at remote Germanic mythology, but rather aims to be thought-provoking and challenging, as well as of a high musical standard, something guaranteed by the involvement of conductor Péter Halász.
“I am extremely eager to know how the last act will affect you; for besides you I have no one to whom it would be worthwhile to communicate this. It has turned out well – probably the best I have so far written. I’ve captured a terrific storm of elements and of hearts, which gradually calms to Brünnhilde’s magic sleep,” wrote Wagner of the score to Die Walküre, in a letter to Ferenc Liszt.
And it is true: after the introductory Das Rheingold, this constitutes the start of the more tightly drawn dramatic trilogy. Once again, the laws of the gods clash: can paternal love save a lad who has violated the sanctity of marriage? And what punishments await the woman who protects the as-yet-unborn and innocent hero?
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