Classical music

Die Walküre

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

As a deadly storm rages through the forest, two desperate people find shelter.

But higher powers watch and judge, and Siegmund and Sieglinde’s forbidden love will have consequences on a cosmic scale.

A brother finds a sister, a father betrays his son and a goddess discovers her own humanity: the second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most overwhelmingly emotional music in all opera.

It’s an ideal entry-point into Wagner’s epic world.

Leading Wagnerians Matthias Goerne and Stuart Skelton head a stellar cast.


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Matthias Goerne baritone, Wotan
Stuart Skelton tenor, Siegmund
Michelle DeYoung soprano, Sieglinde
Stephen Milling bass, Hunding
Claudia Mahnke mezzo-soprano, Fricka
Svetlana Sozdateleva soprano, Brünnhilde
Ursula Hesse von den Steinen mezzo-soprano, Waltraute
Alwyn Mellor soprano, Gerhilde
Gabriela Istoc soprano, Ortlinde
Hanna Hipp mezzo-soprano, Rossweisse
Angela Simkin mezzo-soprano, Siegrune
Rachael Lloyd mezzo-soprano, Grimgerde
Susan Platts contralto, Schwertleite


Wagner: Die Walküre - opera in 3 acts
-: (performed in German with English surtitles)

Dates & times

27 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 300 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


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Performance time
Please note start time of 4pm.

Performance lasts 5 hours 15 minutes, including one 30 minute interval and one 60 minute interval.