San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner's The Ring in its entirety in summer 2018

Die Walküre

The chief god Wotan fathers the hero Siegmund to regain control of the ring. But, when confronted with the futility of his dream, Wotan is forced to forsake not only his son but also his beloved daughter, the warrior-maiden Brünnhilde.

Composer: Richard Wagner

Approximate running time: 4 hours, 30 minutes with two intermissions

Sung in German with English supertitles


Cycle Dates

Cycle 1: June 12–17, 2018

Cycle 2: June 19–24, 2018

Cycle 3: Jun 26–Jul 1, 2018

SYNOPSIS

A father’s blinding ambition and a daughter’s profound defiance drive the story forward in the cycle’s dramatic second installment.

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character bios

CAST & CREATIVE

Cast
Brünnhilde Evelyn Herlitzius*
Wotan Greer Grimsley
Sieglinde Karita Mattila
Siegmund Brandon Jovanovich
Fricka Jamie Barton
Hunding Raymond Aceto
Crew
Conductor Donald Runnicles
Director Francesca Zambello
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Projection Designer S. Katy Tucker
Projection Designer Jan Hartley
Chorus Director Ian Robertson

* San Francisco Opera Debut

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