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'DIE WALKURE'

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Act 2 of the Opera by Wagner
From the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
Scene: A wild rocky pass in the mountains
Cast in order of appearance
Conductor, Wilhelm Furtwangler
Producer, Charles Moor
At the end of Act 1 Siegmund and Sieglinde have fled into the forest from Hunding, Sieglinde's husband.
The scene of Act 2 is a wild, rocky place. Wotan, desiring that Siegmund and Sieglinde shall bring forth heroes to defend Valhalla, orders his daughter, Briinnhilde, the Valkyrie, to defend Siegmund in his duel with Hunding. Fricka, Wotan's wife, the upholder of marriage sanctity, is outraged and prevails upon Wotan to allow Hunding to kill Siegmund.
Siegmund and Sieglinde, pursued by Hunding, approach exhausted. Briinnhilde, moved with compassion for the lovers, attempts to protect Siegmund, but Wotan appears and shatters Siegmund sword on his spear. Hunding kills Siegmund but is himself slain by Wotan. Meanwhile Briinnhilde picks up the pieces of Siegmund's sword and, taking Sieglinde with her, flees from her father's wrath at her disobedience.

Contributors

Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Producer: Charles Moor
Wotan: Karl Kamann
Briinnhilde: Frida Leider
Fricka: Kerstin Thorborg
Siegmund: Lauritz Melchior
Sieglinde: Tiana Lemnitz
Hunding: Wilhelm Schirp

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