Sung in German with English supertitles
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 3:00 PM
Concert Length: 2 hours
Program: Die Walküre, Act I; selections from Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, and others in concert
Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre begins with an intense musical storm that hounds the warrior Siegmund into an uncertain refuge. Soon, he draws a fabled sword from an ash tree, setting into motion one of the truly unforgettable stories in opera. Rarely seen outside of major cities such as New York and usually brought to Raleigh only in Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, the entire first act of the second opera in Wagner’s epic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen comes to Meymandi Concert Hall in our most distinguished event of the 2012/13 season. In Die Walküre as well as excerpts from favorites such as Tristan und Isolde, Wagner’s unrivalled imagination meets an 80-piece orchestra and our spectacular singers, all under the baton of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Timothy Myers. More than ten thousand books and articles were written about Wagner during his lifetime alone. In the bicentennial year of his birth, at the North Carolina Opera, discover why.
Conductor – Timothy Myers
Photo Credits: Sasha Vasiljev and Cory Weaver, San Francisco Opera
Prelude to DIE MEISTERSINGER
“Mögst du, mein Kind” from THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
“Fanget an!” from DIE MEISTERSINGER
Ride of the Valkyries from DIE WALKÜRE
“Mild und leise” from TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
Act I of DIE WALKÜRE
Program length approximately 2 hours.