Event Scheduled

The Atlanta Opera: “Die Walkure”

#12 DIE WALKURE 4
ATLANTA OPERA
MAGNUM OPUS: WAGNER RIDES BACK INTO TOWN.
Friday May 3, 2024 06:30 PM EDT
Cost: $43-$158+
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CRITIC’S PICK: Gird your loins for the second installment of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle. With a runtime of four hours and 25 minutes, the magnificent Die Walküre is not for the faint of heart. The opus returns with Viktor Antipenko as Siegmund, Greer Grimsley as Wotan, Laura Wilde as Sieglinde, and Wendy Bryn Harmer as Brünnhilde, all wailing away in German (with English subtitles, obviously). The most famous bit, which you’re bound to recognize, is The Ride of the Valkyries. Inspired by Norse mythology, Wagner’s glorious epic is succinctly described by the Lyric Opera of Chicago as family dysfunction, violated vows, deadly disobedience, and fierce retribution. What’s not to like? — Kevin C. Madigan

From the venue:

In a plot worthy of Game of ThronesDie Walkure (The Valkyrie) opens with twins separated at birth who are illegitimate children of the god Wotan and fall madly in love at first sight! Their love infuriates Wotan’s powerful wife, so he is compelled to send his warrior daughter, the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, to ensure that someone dies. These characters, so filled with love and conflict, reveal that the mythical world is not so different from our own.

Apr 27, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Apr 30, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
May 3, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
May 5, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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