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19 Nov - 10 Dec 2021
The Valkyrie
Die Walküre, Wagner,Richard
The Metropolitan Opera   |  ENO - English National Opera8 Performances
23 November 2021criticscircle.org.ukLucien JenkinsTHE VALKYRIE, LONDON COLISEUM
Nicky Spence rings out like a heroic peal of bells as Siegmund. Emma Bell’s Sieglinde, in jeans and a tee-shirt, was the abused wife from The 39 Steps, welcoming a stranger (here with an industrial-sized jerry of water). Like Brünnhilde, a decent woman surrounded by vile men. The siblings work well together, despite schematic direction which initially has them moving like the figures in a German weather house.