The second evening of the Ring of the Nibelung tetralogy is the most popular of the four works: Die Walküre captivates audiences with deservedly beloved opera hits like Siegmund's Spring Song from Act 1 and, from the third act, the Ride of the Valkyries, as well as Wotan's Farewell and the Magic Fire Music. The plot unfolds with extraordinary power, drawing the audience into the passions of the characters with inexorable force. One thing is certain - no one could possibly be indifferent to the fate of the doomed lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.
One of the most exciting aspects of Müpa Budapest's performances of Wagnerian works is the relationship between permanence and change. The concept behind the productions is fully established and constant. However, over the past years, within the framework of this fixed idea, various details have been reimagined. Another permanent feature is the conducting method - one combining humanism with perfectionism - of music director Ádám Fischer. Nevertheless, it is precisely this characteristic exigenc...y of his that helps him find new aspects to bring to the surface from the work's inexhaustible riches each year. Also offering a thrilling mixture of permanence and change, of course, are the shifts in emphasis that result from trying out new singers in various roles each year and retaining past veterans in others. Taking the stage once again will be the previous year's resoundingly successful Siegmund and Sieglinde: the American heldentenor Corby Welch and German soprano Simone Schneider (born in the city of Hagen, the latter was predestined to become a Wagnerian singer...). Catherine Foster will also be returning with her bravura and endurance-testing portrayal of Brünnhilde. We will be getting a new Hunding, however, in the form of Albert Dohmen, who has sung Alberich in Bayreuth.The versatile Polish bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny has been familiar to the Budapest audience since portraying Amfortas in Parsifal at Müpa Budapest in 2006. As Wotan in Die Walküre, he is both old and new, having played the role here in 2007 and 2009.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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