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.

Composed by Richard Wagner

Approximate running time of 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


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


Brünnhilde Evelyn Herlitzius*
Wotan Greer Grimsley
Sieglinde Karita Mattila
Siegmund Brandon Jovanovich
Fricka Jamie Barton
Hunding Raymond Aceto
Siegrune Laura Krumm
Grimgerde Renée Rapier
Ortlinde Sarah Cambridge
Gerhilde Julie Adams
Rossweisse Lauren McNeese
Schwertleite Nicole Birkland
Helmwige Melissa Citro
Waltraute Renée Tatum
Conductor Donald Runnicles
Director Francesca Zambello
Associate Director Laurie Feldman
Associate Director & Movement Denni Sayers
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Projection Designer Jan Hartley
Remounted Projections S. Katy Tucker

* San Francisco Opera debut

A co-production with Washington National Opera.


Previous performances of Die Walküre can be found in our Archive.

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