Great Performances at the Met: Die Walkure

Great Performances at the Met: Die Walkure

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Credit: Courtesy of Richard Termine / Met Opera

Find out how Siegmund and Sieglinde’s forbidden love causes Brünnhilde’s downfall. Experience a Wagnerian event for the ages starring Christine Goerke as the willful warrior Brünnhilde alongside Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Greer Grimsley. Philippe Jordan conducts.  Die Walküre airs Sunday, August 11 at 1 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The mysterious hero Siegmund finds shelter in the strangely familiar arms of a lonely woman named Sieglinde. Their forbidden love leads Wotan’s daughter, the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, to defy morality and intervene on behalf of the hero. Brünnhilde’s transgression forces her father to choose between his love for his favorite daughter and his duty to his wife, the formidable goddess Fricka. Overcome with grief, Wotan takes away Brünnhilde’s godlike powers and puts her to sleep on a mountaintop, surrounded by a ring of magic fire that can be crossed only by the bravest of heroes.