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The Valkyries

September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Wagner’s best-known music – seen & heard like never before.

A high-tech treatment of the most famous act in Wagner’s Ring Cycle makes this an experience you will not want to miss. Detroit Opera’s own Yuval Sharon and Christine Goerke join forces in this unique production which zooms in on the drama of Act III, beginning with the unforgettable “Ride of the Valkyries” and ending with “Magic Fire Music.”

Using Unreal Engine, the same 3D computer graphics game engine utilized for games like Fortnite, performers will act in real-time in front of a greenscreen, and simultaneously be placed into a retro-futuristic digital world viewable in real time on three giant, immersive 20 foot screens. This combination of live performance and projected digital environment will allow you to experience some truly stunning moments – with some performers growing in size and towering over others or traveling at high speed through dynamic environments: bringing Wagner’s fantastical world to vivid life as you’ve never seen before.

At its premiere with the LA Philharmonic in July, the LA Times called it “A one-night miracle.” A truly can’t-miss event. Tickets start at $29!

“Every phrase in Ms. Goerke’s performance of this daunting role was driven by what her character was saying. She made the words matter, not just through clear German diction but through the meaning and intention of the phrase.”

– New York Times

“But when Yuval Sharon staged Act 3 of what was now advertised as “The Valkyries” on Sunday night …. Hollywood Bowl history was made again, along with live animation operatic history… Wagner’s gods have got something to be happy about.”

– Los Angeles Times


September 17, 2022
September 18, 2022


Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI United States
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