Sir Simon Rattle

Friday, 08. February 2019, 5.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 3.45 pm

Sunday, 10. February 2019, 5.00 pm
Munich, Herkulessaal
Introduction 3.45 pm


Richard Wagner
The Valkyrie WWV 86B

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor

Stuart Skelton, Tenor (Siegmund)

Eric Halfvarson, Bass (Hunding)

Michael Volle, Baritone (Wotan)

Eva Maria Westbroek, Soprano (Sieglinde)

Iréne Theorin, Soprano (Brünnhilde)

Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-Soprano (Fricka)

Katherine Broderick, Soprano (Helmwige)

Alwyn Mellor, Soprano (Gerhilde)

Anna Gabler, Soprano (Ortlinde)

Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano (Waltraute)

Claudia Huckle, Alt (Schwertleite)

Eva Vogel, Mezzo-Soprano (Siegrune)

Simone Schröder, Mezzo-Soprano (Roßweisse)

Anna Lapkovskaja, Mezzo-Soprano (Grimgerde)

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Sir Simon Rattle will resume his Munich Ring with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra! His stunning Rheingold of 2015, released on CD on the orchestra’s own BR-Klassik label, will now be followed by the ‘first day’ of Richard Wagner’s Ring tetralogy, Die Walküre. Rattle’s concert performance will then end with Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, both in the new Munich Concert Hall. Die Walküre is the most popular part of the tetralogy, thanks to the heart-rending encounters and dialogues between the young lovers and the all-too human gods – and of course to such musical highlights as Siegmund’s ‘Winterstürme’ monologue, the ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ and Wotan’s ‘Farewell and Magic Fire Music’. Once again Michael Volle will sing the patriarchal Wotan and Elisabeth Kulman his quarrelsome wife Fricka, while Eric Halvarson takes the role of the dastardly Hunding. New additions to the sterling ensemble are Iréne Theorin as Wotan’s favourite daughter Brünnhilde and Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek as the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic already mounted a complete Ring at the Salzburg Easter Festival early in the new millennium, demonstrating his authority as a Wagner conductor. Now Munich audiences can look forward to his new Walküre!

More recommended concerts

21.02.19 / 22.02.19 / 23.02.19

Bernard Haitink

30.05.2019 / 31.05.2019

Herbert Blomstedt


Klassik am Odeonsplatz

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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