Tonight opens Wagner's Die Walküre at The Metropolitan Opera in Robert Lepage’s sold-out second installment/production of Der Ring des Nibelungen. Photos above and below are from rehearsals at The Met on April 14 and are taken by Ken Howard. James Levine conducts an all-star cast: Bryn Terfel is Wotan, Deborah Voigt is Brünnhilde, Jonas Kaufmann is Siegmund, Eva-Maria Westbroek is Sieglinde, and Stephanie Blythe is Fricka.
Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde and Bryn Terfel as Wotan
Bryn Terfel as Wotan
Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund and Eva-Maria Westbroek as Sieglinde