Die Walküre

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The 2012/13 Royal Opera Season opens with the first revival of its latest production, by director Keith Warner, of Wagner's four-opera masterpiece 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. The second opera in the tetralogy sees the Valkyrie Brünnhilde having to decide if she should disobey her father Wotan and save the life of the doomed mortal Siegmund. Starring Simon O'Neill (Siegmund), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde), John Tomlinson (Hunding), Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Susan Bullock (Brünnhilde), Sarah Connolly (Fricka)

Alwyn Mellor (Gerhilde), Katherine Broderick (Ortlinde), Karen Cargill (Waltraute), Anna Burford (Schwertleite), Elisabeth Meister (Helmwige), Sarah Castle (Siegrune), Clare Shearer (Grimgerde) and Madeleine Shaw (Rossweisse). The conductor is Antonio Pappano. (Sung in German with English surtitles; runs five hours 50 minutes, two intervals.)

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