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. Appearing as Siegmund in the current production is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who last took on the role here in 2019, while its Wotan, Greek baritone Aris Argiris, sings principal roles in opera houses around the world. With her amazing endurance as Brünnhilde, Iréne Theorin is already a well-known member of the team. Simone Schneider wowed the Müpa Budapest audience in 2021's virtual version. Now this soprano with Staatsoper Stuttgart who is sought after all over Europe will portray Sieglinde. There will also be a new Hunding this time in the person of Albert Dohmen, who sang Alberich at Bayreuth.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Refreshments – Without the Queue
Thanks to our new catering service at the Átrium Snack Bar, you can forget about waiting in line during intermissions for some refreshments and get your order prepped especially for you by the time the intermission actually starts. Find out more about pre-ordering here.
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