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Total duration 5 h 5 min
2 intermissions (30 min)
6 performances
26.8.2022 – 14.9.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
35-145 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english

An opera about the beginning of heroism

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.

Recommended for children over the age of 12. 

Production photos Ralph Larmann

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Performances and tickets

5 h 5 min
2 intermissions (30 min)
6 performances
26.8.2022 – 14.9.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
35-145 €
Performed in German
Surtitles in finnish, swedish and english
Fri 26.8.2022
at 17:00
Main Stage
Mon 29.8.2022
at 17:00
Main Stage
Thu 1.9.2022
at 17:00
Main Stage
Tue 6.9.2022
at 17:00
Main Stage
Sat 10.9.2022
at 15:00
Main Stage
Wed 14.9.2022
at 17:00
Main Stage

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Die Walküre is a universally relatable story about war, fear, courage, and love. The impressive visuals, the psychological sharpness and the riveting plot keep the audience as gripped as the best of today’s drama series.

Anna Kelo

The new Finnish Ring

Die Ring des Nibelungen or the Ring is an opera tetralogy by Richard Wagner and the most extensive work in operatic history. Set in a mythical world, the four part Ring cycle tells the story of love, hatred, power and greed. Now leading Finnish artists have re-interpreted the epic tale.

Creative team

Music
Richard Wagner
Director
Anna Kelo
Sets, lighting design, video design
Mikki Kunttu
Costumes
Erika Turunen

Cast

Synopsis

Wotan has left Valhalla. He now roams the land to produce a new bloodline that is independent of the gods and could hence better fulfil their legacy. He has fathered Valkyries, who are collecting heroes from the battlefield to guard Valhalla against Alberich’s attacks.

A stranger on the run seeks refuge at Hunding’s home. Hunding’s wife offers him a refreshing drink. Once Hunding comes home, the stranger tells more about himself. His mother has been killed, his sister kidnapped, and his father lost. Now he is on the run, because he has killed two brothers in a fight. Hunding then realises that the stranger is the man he is been looking for. He allows him to stay the night, but tells him they must fight in the morning.

Hunding’s wife tells the guest about the sword that a one-eyed wanderer has thrust into a tree. No one has been able to pull the sword out since, but the stranger does it with ease. It eventually turns out that the two are twins: Siegmund and Sieglinde. They fall in love.

Wotan orders his Valkyrie daughter, Brünnhilde, to protect Siegmund while Hunding’s folks pursue him. Fricka, the goddess of marriage, demands justice for Hunding, so Wotan must sacrifice his son to maintain the order designated by gods. Wotan shares his conundrum with Brünnhilde: one who must enforce the law cannot expect to be free. Brünnhilde wants to save Siegmund, but Wotan threatens to punish her.

Wotan’s spear shatters Siegmund’s sword in a fight. Siegmund is killed. Brünnhilde escapes with Sieglinde to protect Wotan’s offspring.

The Valkyries are carrying slain war heroes to Valhalla. Brünnhilde arrives with Sieglinde. As the Valkyries do not dare to protect Sieglinde from Wotan, Brünnhilde gives her the pieces of the broken sword, Notung, and sends her off into the unknown.

Brünnhilde faces Wotan’s punishment for protecting Siegmund: to lie asleep until she is claimed by the first man who sees her.

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