The Ring of the Nibelung - "The Valkyrie"

Die Walküre
Live from the Bayreuth Festival

In 2016, Sky broadcasted Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" live from the Bayreuth Festival. The musical director is Marek Janowski, one of the leading Wagner conductors of our time. His live recordings of all Wagner operas with the Rundfunksinfonieorchester Berlin, released a few years ago, attracted great international attention.

Frank Castorfs Inszenierung polarisierte wie schon lange keine andere Bayreuther „Ring“-Produktion und hat von Anfang an scharfe Kontroversen ausgelöst. Für den Intendanten der Berliner Volksbühne stellt das Erdöl das Rheingold unserer Zeit dar. 

He has set "Die Walküre" in the Azerbaijani city of Baku, because of its oil deposits the Bolshevists occupied the country in 1920. 

The live broadcast was accompanied by music journalist and presenter Axel Brüggemann.

Show
315 minutes
Script
AXEL BRÜGGEMANN
MATTHIAS GREVING
Director
Manuel Kock
Editing
MARCO KIES
Andreas Kasperowski
Camera
VOLKER STRIEMER
Production
MARKUS FORTNER
Rüdiger König
BJOERN BEHR
Broadcaster
SKY ARTS HD
SKY ONE
Production Manager
MATTHIAS GREVING
Line producer
Matthias Greving