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The Sunday Opera: Wagner's "Die Walkure" from the Royal Opera House

Wagner’s warrior women are storming this week’s Sunday Opera (6/16 3:00 p.m.) with the production of “Die Walkure” from London’s Royal Opera House.  Several members of the company of “Das Rheingold” are returning here, with John Lundgren once again appearing as Wotan.  Lise Davidsen appears here as Ortlinde and Sarah Connolly is Fricka.  Joining them are Stuart Skelton as Siegmund, Emily Magee as Sieglinde, Ain Anger as Hunding, and Nina Stemme as Brunnhilde.  

With the few minutes left after the opera, Michael Kownacky will sample the overture to one of Wagner’s lesser-known operas, “Das Liebesverbot,” based on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.