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Total duration 5 h
2 intermissions (30 min)
6 performances
15.5.2020 – 3.6.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
35-134 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

An opera about the beginning of heroism

Ring

Part two of the Ring saga

Wotan is making Valhalla stronger, fathering Valkyrie daughters who gather the greatest war heroes to protect Valhalla. In a battle against the ruthless Hunding, Wotan swears an oath that he will sacrifice his son Sigmund to safeguard the order of the gods.

The growing passion between Sigmund and Sieglinde tempers the chaos of conflict and war with nuances of great love. The story of the lovers gives rise to Siegfried, Part III of the Ring cycle.

Individual tickets of Die Walküre will go on sale on 5 August at noon.

Recommended for children over the age of 12. 

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Ring

“Wagner’s music makes you lose track of time. It’s an experience that compresses hours into minutes, minutes into seconds. It’s like magic, a trick that only Wagner mastered.”

– Esa-Pekka Salonen

Ring

The new Finnish Ring

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelungs), also called the Ring cycle, is an opera tetralogy composed by Richard Wagner. Ever since this extraordinary work saw its world premiere in Bayreuth in 1876, it’s been counted among the greatest artistic achievements of Western culture. The Ring is based on ancient German and Nordic tales. The four operas are set in a mythical world, but their themes are equally pertinent in the modern day.

Synopsis

A strange man seeks shelter at the house of the warrior Hunding. The stranger tells Hundig’s wife Sieglinde that he does not know his name, but remembers that his sister was abducted and that he is being hunted. Sieglinde is attracted to the stranger and gives Hunding a sleeping potion to stop him from confronting the fugitive. Sieglinde explains that at their wedding feast, a mysterious one-eyed Wanderer plunged a sword into a tree in the centre of the room. She watches as the stranger pulls the sword free, confirming her suspicions that he must be Siegmund, her brother. It is revealed that
both Sieglinde and Siegmund were fathered by Wotan, who came to Earth disguised as the Wanderer.

Wotan’s daughter, the goddess Brünnhilde, pleads with Wotan to protect Siegmund, but Wotan’s wife Fricka demands justice for Hunding. Wotan is forced to sacrifice his mortal son Siegmund. As Hundig and Siegmund do battle, Wotan intervenes and breaks Siegmund’s sword with his spear. Hunding then kills him. Brünnhilde gathers the remains of the sword and takes flight with Sieglinde, who is pregnant with Siegmund’s child. Brünnhilde and Sieglinde arrive at the assembly of the Valkyrie, the goddess daughters of Wotan charged with gathering the souls of fallen heroes for the Valhalla army. The Valkyrie dare not defy Wotan and Sieglinde is forced to flee with the remains of the sword. Wotan punishes Brünnhilde for protecting Siegmund by trapping her on a mountain top, encircled in a magic flame.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Cast

Helmwige
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Gerhilde
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Ortlinde
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Waltraute
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Siegrune
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Rossweisse
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Grimgerde
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Schwertleite
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Performances & Tickets

5 h
2 intermissions (30 min)
6 performances
15.5.2020 – 3.6.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
35-134 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Fri 15.5.2020
at 17:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Wed 20.5.2020
at 17:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 23.5.2020
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Wed 27.5.2020
at 17:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 30.5.2020
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Wed 3.6.2020
at 17:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out

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