Jonas Kaufmann & Lise Davidsen Headline Bayerische Staatsoper’s ‘Die Walkure’ Stream

By Francisco Salazar

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced that it will stream a performance of the first act of Wagner’s “Die Walkure.”

The company will stream the act on May 13 and will star Lise Davidsen as Sieglinde, Jonas Kaufmann as Siegmund, and Georg Zeppenfeld as Hunding. Asher Fisch will conduct the concert performance.

The stream was added after the company canceled its upcoming production of “Falstaff.” The news also comes after the company announced it was launching its own record label.

The Bayerische Staatsoper is currently closed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and is currently rehearsing a production of “Lear” scheduled to open on May 23. Most German houses have announced cancelations until at least June with important festivals canceled.