November 12, 2021, at 7:30 PM & November 14, 2021, at 2:30 PM
At the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
In Partnership with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Mahalia Jackson Theater Box Office Hours:
Friday, November 12: 4:30 – 7:45 PM
Sunday, November 14: 12:00 – 2:45 PM
1419 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Arrive one hour early for the pre-show lecture, Nuts and Bolts featuring Dr. Tara A. Melvin and Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto!
OPERA IS BACK at the Mahalia Jackson Theater!
“This production is a tripartite experience, equal parts film, concert, and theater. Each experience is a COMPLETE event. One night of complete theater!”
– Sarah Ina Meyers, Director
New Orleans Opera and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra are partnering for this homecoming production featuring local filmmaker, Samantha Aldana.
We are so excited we are throwing a pre-performance party for EVERYONE.
Join us an hour before the opera by the fountain for some champagne and a goody bag just for you.
The first act of Die Walküre is a perfect selection to bring our audiences back into the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts. With just three singers onstage and a running time of approximately 65 minutes, we can have an incredible operatic experience while safely returning to live performance.
Wagner’s Die Walküre is the second opera in his epic Ring Cycle, and the first act introduces us to Siegmund and Sieglinde, twins who are separated in childhood and who reunite years later. Sieglinde is in a loveless marriage with Hunding, her captor, and is rescued by her twin after they finally recognize each other.
With both libretto and music by Richard Wagner, this operatic performance is filled with drama, poignancy, and a thrilling climactic scene. Carlos Miguel Prieto, Music Director of the LPO, will conduct a semi-staged performance of this act which includes a stunning film installation by local New Orleans filmmaker Samantha Aldana to accompany Wagner’s music.
Music and Libretto by RICHARD WAGNER
Conducted by CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO
Directed by SARAH INA MEYERS
Film by SAMANTHA ALDANA
Production Design Consultant CAMERON ANDERSON
THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Sung in German with English supertitles
Running Time: 65 MINUTES (no intermission)
Sieglinde – FELICIA MOORE
Siegmund – KEVIN RAY
Hunding – WEI WU
Die Walküre, Act One Cast and Crew
City of New Orleans COVID-19 safety requirements will be followed.
Please enjoy this interview with Sarah Meyers and Samantha Aldana, director and filmmaker for Wagner’s Die Walküre, Act One.