March09 2024 (Sat)
5:00 PM

The Valkyrie

Music drama by R. Wagner

Prague State Opera | Classical Music

1 minutes | Available

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Date: March 09, 2024 | 17:00 (Sat)
Venue: Prague State Opera
Duration: 1 minutes
Status: Available
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Richard Wagner’s Valkyre is part of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen

The music drama will for the first time be heard in line with the principles of historically informed performance, with the use of period instruments and in the style the composer himself deemed ideal.

The conductor Kent Nagano, Concerto Köln and a team of scholars have reconstructed the instrumental, vocal and linguistic practice of Wagner’s era. In November 2021, the Kölner Philharmonie hosted a concert of the cycle’s first part, Das Rheingold. The project will come to an end in 2026, when 150 years will have passed since the first performance of the complete Ring, in Bayreuth.

In 2024, the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln, conducted by Kent Nagano, will perform Die Walküre in European cities boasting an illustrious Wagner tradition. 

Die Walküre was first presented in Bohemia on 20 December 1885, at the Estates Theatre in Prague by Gustav Mahler. The NDT staged the opera on 12 December 1888, a mere month after its opening. Of all the four parts of the cycle, Die Walküre was performed most frequently at the theatre, also in the form of stand-alone Acts. The most recent such event in Prague was the performance of Act 1 on 16 November 2017 at Forum Karlín by the State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Andreas Sebastian Weiser and featuring Andreas Schager in the role of Siegmund.

Performing: 

Dresdner Festspielorchester & Concerto Köln

Important:

  • Purchased tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
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  • The program may be subject to change.
  • The price includes service fee of 3,7 € (100,- CZK)

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