»A resounding YES. With several exclamation marks and smileys« DN
»Tonight, the Royal Swedish Opera’s new music director Alan Gilbert shows what an outstanding conductor he is«
»... even if the humans win, they sing like gods«
»The Swedish Wagner tradition that is full of life«
»… painfully beautiful music, brilliantly played by a reborn Royal Swedish Orchestra under the new chief conductor Alan Gilbert.«
Sung in German with Swedish surtitles
A visual and existential Gesamtkunstwerk about a turbulent world of love, power and incest where a violent struggle rages between good and evil, gods and humans. Wotan, the highest god, attempts to recover an enchanted ring that that will make him ruler of the world.
Die Walküre – part two in the Ring cycle – is a dramatic story of how humans long for harmony in a chaotic world, about the troubled relationship between father and daughter and about the price of power and liberty. Staffan Valdemar Holm’s version has been acclaimed for the way he has defined each character through his direction, especially the relationship between the father, Wotan, and his daughter, Brünnhilde. The strict, Nordic décor by Bente Lykke Møller is deeply rooted in the Royal Swedish Opera’s long Wagner tradition and invites the audience to a visual and existential synthesis of the arts to the accompaniment of the most divine music.
The wonderful music is performed by some of Sweden’s most acclaimed international opera singers. The dramatic sopranos Irene Theorin and Ingela Brimberg alternate as Brünnhilde. Cornelia Beskow sings the role of Sieglinde and Katarina Dalayman appears as Fricka. All under the baton of the Opera’s new music director, Alan Gilbert.
This performance is part of our FLEX subscription where you get a 25% discount if you buy tickets to 3 or more performances during this autumn. Please note that you only get the discount if you buy the FLEX subscription (not if performances are bought separately) - and you can buy it here.
Royal Swedish Orchestra