Met Opera LIVE in HD:
The Academy Center of the Arts continues the Metropolitan Opera HD Broadcast series, featuring Wagners’s Die Walkure on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 2:00pm in the Historic Academy Theatre.
The Academy is excited to offer HD Broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera’s performances throughout the year in the Historic Academy of Music Theatre. Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of Met Opera performances in 2019.
Speaker: Peter Leonard
Peter spent 20 years conducting full-time in Germany. He says: “I went there with the hope of conducting more Wagner, and I did! I’ll never forget the first time that I completed my first “Ring Cycle” (today’s opera is the second part of this massive tetralogy). Die Walküre is the most popular opera in the Cycle. Its story is deeply human: a father’s love for his children conflicts with his lust for power and his duty to the laws which he himself has created. Vivid images are clothed in music of sublime intensity. A magic sword lies hidden in the trunk of a giant tree. But, when discovered and used in battle, it is shattered by Wotan as punishment for disobedience. The Magic Fire Music at the end foreshadows the great film scores of the future. In the Opera on the James Pre-Talk, we will look in depth at this opera’s heroic journey.”
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For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
About Die Walkure:
In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan’s willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Production a gift of Ann Ziff and the Ziff Family, in memory of William Ziff
Revival a gift of Ann Ziff
In collaboration with Ex Machina
Runtime is 4 hours and 55 minutes. One intermission will take place between Act I and II and Act II and II.
Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. The parking map above shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.
Please note: If attending an event or performance after 5pm or on weekends, Lot 2 (Pacific Life Lot) and Lot 12 (Regional Business Alliance) are free and open to for public use. We suggest utilizing these lots, which are closest to the Academy Center of the Arts and within walking distance.
All ticket sales are final. There will be NO REFUNDS or exchanges for purchased tickets.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Our delivery methods are as follows:
Will Call: Tickets will be held at “will call” at the Box Office up to one hour before the show.
Print at Home: This option allows you to print your tickets at home or access them on a mobile device via email.
Regular Mail: For an additional fee, your tickets will be mailed to you ahead of the event.
Box Office Pick Up: You may stop by our Box Office, Monday through Thursday & Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm, or Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm, and have us print your tickets for you.
Tickets held at “will call” that are not picked up by the beginning of the show may be re-sold at the discretion of the Box Office staff.
All tickets for this show will be sold through academycenter.org and our ticketing system. Please do not use third-party resellers, as we do not contract with them. Should you use a reseller, the Academy Center of the Arts will not be liable for any issues with your purchase.
All ticket sales are subject to a Historic Theatre Restoration Fee and credit/debit card processing fees.