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The Met: Live in HD presents Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’ | Gods, giants, dwarves, and humans all compete for power

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 12:11 AM
Greer Grimsley (centre) as Wotan in Wagner's Die Walküre.

In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s wilful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theatre. Richard Wagner (1813–1883) was the complex, controversial creator of music-drama masterpieces that stand at the centre of today’s operatic repertory.

Die Walküre plays in an encore showing at Palace Cineplex only 11:30 a.m. this Sunday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m.