Charles Theatre continues its opera series with 'Die Walkure' from Valencia
The Metropolitan Opera's HD broadcast series in movie theaters may be the biggest thing since sliced bread, but it's not the only game in town. The Emerging Pictures opera-in-cinema series provides similar services, although most performances are on tape, rather than live. (A notable exception -- opening night at La Scala, which will be beamed live to participating theaters on Dec. 7).
Locally, the Charles Theatre is a great place to check out this non-Met action. Next up is Wagner's "Die Walkure" from Valencia, conducted by Zubin Mehta and with a cast that includes Peter Seiffert as Siegmund, Petra Maria Schnitzer as Sieglinde, Matti Salminen as Hunding, Juha Uusitalo as Wotan and Jennifer Wilson as Brunnhilde. The staging is by Carlos Padrissa. Showings are noon on Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Ho-jo-to-ho.