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.
Airs Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The 2012-13 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas in Wagner’s epic Der Ring des Nibelungen. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi 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. Deborah Voigt returns in the title role of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, in a cast that also includes Mark Delavan in his company role debut as her father Wotan, ruler of the gods; Stephanie Blythe as his formidable wife Fricka, the goddess of marriage; Martina Serafin in her Met debut as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as her twin, Siegmund; and Hans-Peter König as Sieglinde’s brutal husband, Hunding. Die Walküre will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.
Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde in Wagner's "Die Walküre."
Credit Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
Airs Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. The 2011-12 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Wagner’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.