"A cast worth bragging about" (New York Times)
Christine Goerke quickly has become one of the most electrifying dramatic sopranos currently appearing on the Met stage. The vocal powerhouse raised her artistry to the next level at the end of the 2018–19 season, singing the impetuous warrior maiden Brünnhilde in three full cycles of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. In this Live in HD transmission of Die Walküre, the second and most popular installment in the composer’s sweeping tetralogy, Goerke is joined by bass-baritone Greer Grimsley as Brünnhilde's godly father, Wotan, and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as his unbending wife, Fricka. As the incestuous lovers Siegmund and Sieglinde, soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek and tenor Stuart Skelton—alongside bass Günther Groissböck as Sieglinde’s bloodthirsty husband, Hunding—round out the principal cast. And on the podium, Maestro Philippe Jordan conducts Robert Lepage’s innovative staging, which uses state-of-the-art stage technology to tell Wagner’s mythic tale.