Die Walküre
  • Edinburgh International Festival

Following last years Das Rheingold from Mariinsky Opera, the epic Die Walkre takes us deeper intoWagners vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festivals four-yearRing cycle.

Revered British bass baritone Bryn Terfel as the desperate Wotan, celebrated US soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brnnhilde and New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill as Siegmund lead an exceptional international cast, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by outstanding Wagnerian Sir Andrew Davis.

An all-powerful ring in the clutches of a jealous dragon. A forbidden love in defiance of the kingof the gods. A warrior princess enchanted within a wall of magic fire.

Die Walkre tells a profoundly human story of mankinds emotions, frailties and dramas, evokedin some of Wagners most powerful, memorable music, including the mighty Ride of the Valkyries.