Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org en Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-die-walk-re <p>Airs Saturday, November 16 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36143 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-wagner-s-die-walk-re <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die </span>Walküre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic </span>Der<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ring&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">des </span>Nibelungen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Met Principal Conductor Fabio </span>Luisi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> leads the performance, part of the first of three Ring cycles that will be heard at the Met this season in honor of the composer’s bicentennial.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Deborah </span>Voigt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> returns in the title role of the warrior maiden </span>Brünnhilde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in a cast that also includes Mark </span>Delavan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in his company role debut as her father </span>Wotan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">his formidable wife </span>Fricka<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the goddess of marriage; Martina </span>Serafin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in her Met debut as </span>Sieglinde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Simon O’Neill as her twin, </span>Siegmund<span style="line-height: 1.5;">; and Hans-Peter </span>König<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Sieglinde’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brutal husband,&nbsp;</span>Hunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Die </span>Walküre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 25943 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Wagner’s Die Walküre Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/metropolitan-opera-wagners-die-walk-re <p><strong>Airs&nbsp;Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m.</strong> The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner&rsquo;s Die Walküre, the second installment in his epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. Katarina Dalayman sings the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, alongside an acclaimed cast that includes Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde, Stephanie Blythe as Fricka, and Hans-Peter König as Hunding. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 16:00:00 +0000 10049 at http://redriverradio.org Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Die Walküre