Die Walkure - Met Opera New York
The second opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle holds special appeal for audiences with its dramatic power and remarkable music, including the famous 'Ride of the Valkyries'.
In the highly emotional world of humanity love animates the actions of all the leading characters:
Wotan wants to protect his children but is forced to forsake them.
His twin offspring Siegmund and Sieglinde fall passionately in love, and his warrior daughter Brunnhilde defies Wotan by trying to protect the twins.
He punishes her by stripping her of her immortality and putting her to sleep surrounded by a wall of flames that only the greatest hero can brave.