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Bayreuth on the Danube: The Budapest Wagner Days. Production Photos from Die Walküre

Hunding (Albert Pesendorfer) and his dogs

From the second day of the 2019 Budapest Wagner Days come these pictures of Die Walküre. (See production pictures of Das Rheingold here - and the ClassicsToday review here.) If the Rheingold stunned with a (largely) no-name cast that was absolutely bona-fide world class (most especially Alberich, Loge, Mime, and Fasolt along with the established Wotan of Johan Reuter's), this most popular opera of the Ring boasted a cast with world class names that, happily, lived up to their billing. Stuart Skelton, Johan Reuter, Camilla Nylund, and especially Catherine Foster gave of their best.

Here is part two (of two) of my review on ClassicsToday: A Magnificent Budapest Ring, Part 2: Walküre, Siegfried, & Götterdämmerung
Here is part one of my review on ClassicsToday: A Magnificent Budapest Ring: Prelude and Rheingold

Below are loads of production photos from Die Walküre to go with that review (or titillate you all on their own.)

All pictures © Szilvia Csibi, courtesy Müpa Budapest

Sieglinde (Camilla Nylund)

Horses of the Valkyries

Valkyries and their horses

Wotan (Johan Reuter) & Brünnhilde (Catherine Foster)

Ádám Fischer and his magnificently performing Hungarian RSO

Sieglinde, Siegmund (Stuart Skelton) & Hunding

Hunding, Siegmund, Dogs



Siegmund & Sieglinde

The Valkyries covering for their sister, Brünnhilde

Wotan & Brünnhilde

Wotan & Fricka (Atala Schöck)

Wotan & horses in shadow-play

Wotan and the Valkyries' horses

Final bows

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