classical music, opera, theatre

Wagner: Die Walküre

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

We regret to inform you that, due to illness, Iréne Theorin will be unable to perform in "Die Walküre" on 10 June, Allison Oakes is replacing her.

Thank you for your understanding!

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The second evening in the Ring of the Nibelung tetralogy will treat those present to the most popular of the four operas: Die Walküre captivates the listener with such deservedly beloved opera hits as Siegmund's Spring Song in Act 1 and, in Act 3, the Ride of the Valkyries, Wotan's Farewell and the Magic Fire Music. The plot unfolds with extraordinary power, drawing the audience into the passions of the characters with inexorable force. One thing is certain - no one could possibly be indifferent to the fate of the doomed lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.

One of the most exciting aspects of Müpa Budapest's performances of Wagnerian works is the relationship between permanence and change. Although the concept behind the productions has always been a mature one, over the years the Ring has been rejuvenated within the framework of a constant idea and reborn in the details. Another permanent feature is the conducting method - one combining humanism with perfectionism - of music director Ádám Fischer. Nevertheless, it is precisely this characteristic exigency of his that helps him find new aspects to bring to the surface from the work's inexhaustible riches each year. Also offering a thrilling mixture of permanence and change, of course, are the shifts in emphasis that result from trying out new singers in various roles each year and retaining past veterans in others. This year's production will feature Daniel Brenna as Siegmund. This year's Ring offers the opportunity for an interesting experience by having the rebellious Amazon Brünnhilde sung by Allison Oakes at one of the performances and by Catherine Foster at the other, and in similar fashion, the versatile bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny portraying Wotan at the first performance and the outstanding Egils Silins at the second, providing a chance to compare the performers' different singing styles and approaches to the roles. Playing Fricka as a worthy partner to Wotan in the great marital dispute in the second movement will be Atala Schöck.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Ádám Fischer
  • Siegmund
    Daniel Brenna
  • Hunding
    Sorin Coliban (10.06), Jongmin Park (17.06)
  • Wotan
    Tomasz Konieczny (10.06.), Egils Silins (17.06.)
  • Sieglinde
    Karine Babajanyan
  • Brünnhilde
    Allison Oakes (10.06.), Catherine Foster (17.06.)
  • Fricka
    Atala Schöck
  • Ortlinde
    Beatrix Fodor
  • Schwertleite
    Szilvia Szilágyi
  • Waltraute
    Gabriella Fodor
  • Grimgerde
    Anna Csenge Fürjes
  • Rossweisse
    Zsófia Kálnay
  • Siegrune
    Éva Várhelyi
  • Gerhilde
    Zita Váradi
  • Helmwige
    Gertrúd Wittinger
  • dancers
    Dóra Asztalos
    Zoltán Csere
    Gusztáv Eller
    János Feledi
    Laura Fehér
    Anna Gulyás
    István Horváth
    Zsanett Jakab
    Zoltán Katonka
    Krisztián Kelemen
    Brigitta Tóth
    Milán Újvári
    Gábor Vida
  • Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Set designer, director
    Hartmut Schörghofer
  • Dramaturg
    Christian Martin Fuchs †, Dr. Christian Baier
  • Costume and puppet designer
    Corinna Crome
  • head of lighting
    Máté Vajda
  • video
    Szupermodern Filmstúdió Budapest
  • First assistant director
    Etelka Polgár
  • Choreography
    Gábor Vida
  • Assistant to the choreographer
    Dóra Asztalos
  • Deputy conductor
    János Kovács
  • Musical assistants
    László Bartal
    Gábor Bartinai
    Dóra Bizják
    Brigitta Kovács
    Siegmund Weinmeister

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