CINÉSPECTACLE: DIE WALKÜRE (Royal Opera)

Music: Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Director: Keith Warner
Set designer: Stefanos Lazaridis
Costume designer: Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting designer: Wolfgang Göbbel
Original movement director: Claire Glaskin
Video designers: Mic Pool and Dick Straker
Associate set designer: Matthew Deely

Die Walküre is the second work and ‘first evening’ of Richard Wagner’s four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, following Das Rheingold. It has become the most performed opera of the cycle, loved and admired for its nuanced and intelligent exploration of complex family entanglements, expressed through music of astonishing power – perhaps nowhere more so than in the glorious music for the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde.

Wotan’s voyage of self-discovery and ultimate resignation are at the heart of Keith Warner’s production, created for The Royal Opera in 2005. His great Act II monologue is set in a disastrous ruin of the Valhalla we saw in Das Rheingold – a striking representation of Wotan’s own inner decline and the gods’ incipient twilight. Visual motifs reflect the structure of Wagner’s score, which shows the composer at his most radical and most lyrical.
Genre :  Opera
Year :  2018
Length :  300 min.
Country :  United Kingdom
Release date  21 November 2018

German
subtitled in English

Upcoming screenings 

Nov 21st 18:00
2018-08-20 14:53:18