Die Walküre | Richard Wagner | Adapted by Jonathan Dove and Graham Vick | Arcola Theatre | Hackney Empire | Julia Burbach

Director – Julia Burbach
Conductor and musical director – Peter Selwyn
Set and Costume designer – Bettina John
Lighting Desinger – Robert Price
Associate director – Mark Burns

Natasha Jouhl | Sieglinde
Simon Wilding | Hunding
Elizabeth Karani | Helmwige
Harriet Williams | Fricka
Katie Stevenson | Rossweisse
Bethan Langford | Waltraute

Design assistant: Florence Pick
Costume maker: Evelien Van Camp
Costume assistant: Noemie Laffargue

As part of Grimeborn Opera Festival 2021 (Arcola Theatre, London)

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★★★★★ “This is a performance that will live in the memory for many years. Sensational! Julia Burbach’s production, within Bettina John’s set of gleaming steel structures, is clear, incisive and frequently exceptionally beautiful.”London Living Large

★★★★ “Slimmed and trimmed but just as exhilarating.”Evening Standard

★★★★ “Does Wagner compelling justice … Julia Burbach’s insightful and compassionate direction, with its illuminating touches, brings the narrative and relationships to life … We are brought grippingly close to the characters.”The Stage

★★★★ “this Walküre is a remarkably plucky achievement”Bachtrack

★★★★ “A Die Walkürie that has much to offer Wagner superfans and plenty too for those dipping a toe … Peter Selwyn conducts the 18 strong Orpheus Sinfonia with such confidence, all the power and emotions of Wagner’s score working its way into our souls.”Broadway World

★★★★ “We all have our comfort zones and for many people opera is not part of it. But after tonight’s Die Walkure we are starting to think there might be a Try It You Might LOVE IT Club that we should be forcibly insisting you all join.”Queerguru

★★★★ “the singing is uniformly good … a wonderful way of making Wagner more accessible to new audiences”Plays to See

★★★★ “It is a remarkable achievement at any time to mount a production of any of the Wagner Ring Cycle operas; to do so with 50% capacity limits at the present time deserves copious congratulations.”Sardines

★★★★ “A little miracle”Planet Hugill