Saturday, April 6, 11:00am. Please note that screenings are held at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Lewes, DE 19958, and will be shown as a recorded presentation after being filmed live.
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
The second opera in Wagner’s monumental “Ring” cycle, “Die Walküre” has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the “Ring’s” most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music.
[Sung in German with English subtitles. Run time approximately 4 hours, 55 minutes, including two intermissions.]
In addition to the opera performance, the HD series features Met opera stars conducting live interviews with cast and/or various production crew members while showing behind-the-scene workings. This production is the ninth in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series for the 2018–19 season.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $25 for adults, $22 for RBFS members, Met members, and seniors (65+); $15 for Students (with ID) and children (12 and under). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Online reservations may be made at www.rehobothfilm.com with MasterCard or VISA. Admission will be available at the door for any unsold seats.