Die Walküre in Madrid

This February, René Pape sings Hunding in Wagner’s Die Walküre at Teatro Real de Madrid. This is the most popular title of the Ring Cycle, both because of the name of the opera, as well as for the music in the “Ride of the Valkyries” at the beginning of the Third Act. In this opera, the powerful ring continues to be the object of desire and source of conflict, in addition to dictating the fate of both those who desire it and those who fear it.

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the performances, which take place from February 12 – 28 and are also set to star Stuart Skelton, Daniela Sindram, Ain Anger, Christopher Ventris, Tomasz Konieczny, James Rutherford, Adrianne Pieczonka, Elisabet Strid, Ricarda Merbeth, and Ingela Brimberg.