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Die Walküre STREAMING MARCH 13 AT 10AM PACIFIC
A God Sacrifices Flesh and Blood in Die Walküre
His children are in revolt. His wife demands justice. And Wotan, ruler of all gods, finds himself locked in a battle between duty, love and his own craven ambitions.
A sacrifice is demanded, and a sacrifice will be given, in the second chapter of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle, Die Walküre, streaming for free this weekend.
Soprano Iréne Theorin stars in the title role as the valkyrie Brünnhilde, daughter of Wotan and mythic protector of warriors. But her latest cause is a problematic one: Her half-brother Siegmund is in a fight to the death over a love affair that offends the gods. Wotan orders him killed. But Brünnhilde has other plans.
As Wotan, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley leads a cast including soprano Karita Mattila, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, and tenor Brandon Jovanovich, performing under the baton of celebrated conductor Sir Donald Runnicles.
Witness a battle that tests the bonds of blood when Die Walküre streams for free, starting Saturday at 10am Pacific. Directed by Francesca Zambello. A co-production of San Francisco Opera and Washington National Opera.