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Die Walküre at la Monnaie, Brussels, 2024
Opera

Die Walküre
Richard Wagner

Presentation

A forbidden love affair unleashes the anger of the gods.

If in Das Rheingold the curtain fell with the hegemony of the gods in Valhalla, the second part of Der Ring des Nibelungen opens with a mortal who, alone on Earth, faces a raging storm. Siegmund is called the hunted warrior, and when he briefly finds peace in a concealed hut, he meets the beautiful but equally hapless Sieglinde. An ardent and natural passion blossoms, but at the same time a hidden past surfaces that will seal their fate. Their forbidden love incurs the wrath of the goddess of marriage, Fricka, who demands that her husband Wotan use violence to enforce his own, rigid codes. Inwardly torn, he sends his favourite daughter, Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie …

In Die Walküre, the ‘first day’ of Richard Wagner’s tetralogy, director Romeo Castellucci uses powerful images to give us an insight into all these strong characters and the love that drives them – in defiance of the curse of the ring. And with Music director Alain Altinoglu at the helm of the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, this new production has all the promise of an exciting Valkyrie ride.

Are you under 30? Then attend this opera on the 'Young Opera' night (31.1.2024) and enjoy a free reception and an exclusive event.

Dates & tickets

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Location

La Monnaie

Prices

Dynamic ticket prices
Starting from € 16 to € 175
-30 years old: € 10 / € 50

Running time

5h10
with 2 intermissions (40')

Language

Sung in German
Surtitles in Dutch and French

Presentation

Introductory talks 45' before the start of the performance: in Dutch by David Vergauwen (Bonbonnière) and in French by Charles-Henry Boland (Grand Foyer)

Streaming

Auvio & Musiq3:
Delayed broadcast on Saturday 23.02 at 8 p.m.

Klara:
Live broadcast on 06.02

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This production includes several scenes with animals (dogs, horses, doves). If you suffer from allergies, we ask you to take the necessary precautions before attending the show. The well-being of every animal present on stage has been our priority throughout the entire creative process.

Gallery

Gallery

Dates & tickets

Dates

Cast
Cast

Der Ring des Nibelungen
Ein Bühnenfestspiel für drei Tage und einen Vorabend
Erster Tag: Die Walküre
Text und Musik: Richard Wagner
Premiere Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.1876

ConductorALAIN ALTINOGLU Director, Set, Costume & Lighting DesignerROMEO CASTELLUCCI

DramaturgeCHRISTIAN LONGCHAMP Artistic CollaboratorMAXI MENJA LEHMANN Set Design CollaboratorPAOLA VILLANI Costume Design CollaboratorCLARA ROSINA STRAßERLighting Collaborator RAPHAEL NOELChoreographyCINDY VAN ACKER

SiegmundPETER WEDD HundingANTE JERKUNICA WotanGÁBOR BRETZ SieglindeNADJA STEFANOFF BrünnhildeINGELA BRIMBERG FrickaMARIE-NICOLE LEMIEUX GerhildeKAREN VERMEIREN OrtlindeTINEKE VAN INGELGEM WaltrautePOLLY LEECH SchwertleiteLOTTE VERSTAEN ° HelmwigeKATIE LOWE SiegruneMARIE-ANDRÉE BOUCHARD-LESIEUR GrimgerdeIRIS VAN WIJNEN RossweisseCHRISTEL LOETZSCH

° (MM Laureate)

La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra

ProductionLA MONNAIE Coproduction GRAN TEATRO DEL LICEU (Barcelona)

In co-production with Shelter Prod and Prospero MM Productions, with the support of Taxshelter.be and ING
With the support of the Belgian Federal Government's Tax Shelter

With warm thanks to