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Events

1. Dec 2019
31. Jan 2020
Dec-Jan
1.-31.
2019-2020
Göteborg Opera, Sweden
A new production of Die Walküre as part of the new Göteborg Ring
Richard Wagner’s epic ”Der Ring des Nibelungen” is the Mount Everest of the opera world. The four operas in the Ring Cycle – ”Das Rhinegold”, ”Die Walküre”, ”Siegfried” and ”Götterdämmerung” – were a milestone that had a lasting influence on music, art and culture. The Göteborg Opera will perform each of the operas in succession, one per year, with the final scheduled for 2021. Last season we began our journey towards the twilight of the gods with ”Das Rheingold”.

”Die Walküre” is a tender love story so deep it defies all conventions and appeases the gods. The Valkyries are daughters of the god Wotan, who carry fallen heroes to Valhalla. The carefree Valkyrie Brünnhilde is Wotan’s favourite daughter. Their wills are aligned. However, when Brünnhilde is confronted with the forbidden love between mortals Siegmund and Sieglinde, it awakens her sympathy. By taking their side, she defies her father in a way he cannot forgive – even though deep in his heart he knows she is right. The consequences are calamitous. For Brünnhilde, for Wotan, for gods and mortals alike. Yet, even in the depths of suffering a glimmer of hope may shine.

Evan Rogister, Principal Conductor of Washington National Opera, will conduct all operas in the Ring Cycle. The director is Stephen Langridge, the Göteborg Opera’s Artistic Director for Opera/Drama 2013–2019.

Environmental conservation has long been a priority for the Göteborg Opera, and the opera house is regarded as a trailblazer in the arts industry as a result. Our performances of the Ring Cycle challenge us to continue breaking new ground.

CAST AND CREATIVES

CONDUCTOR  Evan Rogister

DIRECTIOn  Stephen Langridge

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN  Alison Chitty

LIGHTING DESIGN  Paul Pyant

MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR  Annika Lindqvist

SIEGMUND  Brenden Gunnell

HUNDING  Mats Almgren

WOTAN  Anders Lorentzson

SIEGLINDE  Elisabet Strid

BRÜNNHILDE  Annalena Persson

BRÜNNHILDE  AnnLouice Lögdlund

FRICKA  Katarina Karnéus

GERHILDE  Carolina Sandgren

ORTLINDE  Gabriella Locatelli

WALTRAUTE  julia Sporsén

SCHWERTLEITE  Hege Høisæter

HELMWIGE  Åsa Thyllman

SIEGRUNE  Matilda Paulsson

GRIMGERDE  Natallia Salavei

ROSSWEISE  Ann-Kristin Jones

THE SEVEN NARRATORS

THE GÖTEBORGOPERA ORCHESTRA