Soft Valkyrie
Soft Valkyrie
Jun 24, 2021
Act 1 Episode 4 - Kisses in the Night
Play • 25 min

Episode 4: Kisses in the Night

Siegmund, all alone and desperate, discovers the sword his father had left for him in the ash tree. With her husband Hunding fast asleep, Sieglinde re-enters the room. The two indulge in their incestuous desire. 

Note: to hear Soft Valkyrie with live English, German or Dutch subtitles, please go to Youtube. The libretto can also be found here.
Soft Valkyrie
Presented and commissioned by Holland Festival in collaboration with Staatsoper Hannover and Dutch National Opera. 

Directed, arranged and produced by David Kanaga

Siegmund - Bryan the Mensah

Sieglinde - Hailey Clark

Hunding - Attila Csihar 
 Wotan - Mattijs van de Woerd 

Brünnhilde - Claron McFadden

Fricka - Nadine Secunde 

Valkyries - Mercedes Arcuri, Clara Nadesdin, Weronika Rabek, and Monika Walerowicz

Narrator - Stephen Fry 

Casting by Christian Carlstedt and David Kanaga

Act 1 MIDI piano reduction performed by Marc Evanstein

Acts 2 and 3 performed by Ernst Munneke

Synoptic texts and dramaturgy - Laura Roling

With special thanks to Jochem Valkenburg and Jasper Berben 

Words and music by Richard Wagner

In an English translation by Frederick Jameson

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