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To find a theater where you can view these extraordinary productions, visit this page: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/theater-finder/ Many of the theaters with new lounge chairs require advance purchase of tickets, so make sure you plan ahead. SUNG IN GERMAN 4 HRS 55 MINS (2 intermissions) World Premiere: Court Theater, Munich, 1870. The second opera in Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring’s most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan’s warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner’s most remarkable music. Setting Die Walküre is set in mythological times, when gods, giants, dwarves, and humans all contended for power. While the first part of the cycle, Das Rheingold, moves between realms above and below the earth, Die Walküre takes place entirely in human territory, as the balance of power in the cosmic struggle tips ever so slowly toward humanity. Music Throughout the Ring cycle, Wagner uses a system of musical themes, or leitmotifs, associated with characters, events, emotions, and things. The entire first act of Die Walküre depicts the experience of falling in love in one great arc, from initial attraction to consummation. It is one of the theater’s most convincing portrayals of the power of love—even if the lovers in question are in fact twin brother and sister. Act III opens with the famous Ride of the Valkyries. In a dramatic masterstroke, Wagner uses the sound of eight powerful female voices, punctuated by shrieking laughter, to depict the terrible thrill of combat. The opera ends with some of the most moving music ever composed, as Wotan intones his farewell to Brünnhilde. Synopsis available on this page: https://www.metopera.org/season/in-cinemas/synopsiscast/die-walkure/?performanceNumber=15381
Mark your calendar, we have tickets for Series B (first Sunday Matinee) and we will be sitting, Row F, Seats 10 and 12 More details to follow. In the meanwhile, here are a few links for your reading pleasure: https://www.operasj.org/tickets/madama-butterfly/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madama_Butterfly Tickets available from: https://www.operasj.org/tickets/madama-butterfly/
Join us for "Falstaff" the last production in West Bay Opera's (WBO's) this 63rd season. If you are unable to make this date, other "Falstaff" performance dates are: * Sunday May 26, 2019 @ 2pm (talk back following performance) * Saturday June 1, 2019 @ 8pm * Sunday June 2, 2019 @2pm * Preview talk: Thursday May 16, 2019 @8pm Call the box office [masked]) now production season subscription ($129 - $189 for adults) or for single ticket purchases ($65 - $85 for adults). Summary from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falstaff_(opera) Falstaff (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfalstaf]) is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. The work premiered on 9 February 1893 at La Scala, Milan.