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Simone Young conductsDie Walküre

15 & 17 November 2024

In the Concert Hall

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music

Chief Conductor Simone Young leads an all-star cast in Richard Wagner’s vast, spectacular drama Die Walküre, the second instalment of his epic four-opera Ring Cycle.

The Ring Cycle in Concert

A high point of artistic invention, Wagner’s Ring Cycle is one of the greatest works of music. Its drama and energy are captured by its signature moment: The Ride of the Valkyries, which has become the most quoted musical passage from the entire world of opera. It is surrounded by writing of ravishing beauty and intensity which captures Brünnhilde’s bold defiance, Wotan’s shuddering wrath and Siegmund’s heroism.

Wagner’s epic legend was written for huge orchestral forces in order to produce an enormous, astonishing sound and create the ‘total work of art’. Performed in Sydney for the first time in twenty-five years, Die Walküre is a musical triumph that you won’t want to miss.

Presented by Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Programme

WAGNER Die Walküre        

Artist information

Simone Young conductor 
Anja Kampe Brünnhilde
Tommi Hakala Wotan
Vida Miknevičiūtė Sieglinde
Stuart Skelton Siegmund
Peter Rose Hunding 
Michaela Schuster Fricka 
Helena Dix Helmwige 
Madeleine Pierard Gerhilde 
Natalie Aroyan Ortlinde 
Deborah Humble Waltraute
Margaret Plummer Siegrune
Kristin Darragh Grimgerde
Sian Sharp Rossweisse
Liane Keegan Schwertleite

Other information

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