CFA Presents Virginia Premiere of Die Walküre

Posted: October 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Featuring Wagnerian hits galore and a roster of internationally acclaimed singers, the Virginia Opera opens its 28th season with Richard Wagner’s epic Die Walküre. Artistic Director Peter Mark conducts the performances, tonight at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Concert Hall, with stage direction by Lillian Groag. A new set for this Virginia premiere production has been created by Robert Cothran.

This opera pairs gods and mortals in an epic fantasy, punctuated by some of the most famous music ever composed. The cast includes Jeannine Altmeyer as Sieglinde, Thomas Rolf Truhitte as Siegmund, Susan Marie Pierson as Brünnhilde, and Marc Embree as Wotan. All performances are sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage.

A “Walküre,” or, in English, a “Valkyrie” is one of the nine daughters of Wotan, God of Gods, and Erda, the goddess of the Earth.

Tickets for Die Walküre range from $78 to $42. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500 or visit www.tickets.com.

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