The Icelandic Opera Cancels ‘Die Walküre’ Due to COVID-19

The Icelandic Opera has canceled “Die Walküre” due to COVID-19 concerns. The company released a statement that said, “due to the pandemic and it’s consequences, Wagner’s ‘Die Walküre’ has been canceled. The production was planned in collaboration with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Reykjavik Arts Festival. The performances were planned in Harpa on the 24th and 26th of February 2022. The recent {…}

Iréne Theorin & Christopher Ventris Lead ‘Die Walküre’ at Icelandic Opera

(Credits: Chris Gloag / Tanja Niemann) The Icelandic Opera has announced that it will stage Wagner’s iconic work “Die Walküre.” The opera will star Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurõarson in the role of Wotan, Christopher Ventris as Siegmund, Claire Rutter as Sieglinde, Christa Mayer as Fricka, and Kristinn Sigmundsson in the role of Hunding. Eva Ollikainen conducts the {…}

OperaVision To Live Stream Bjarnason’s ‘Brothers’ From Icelandic Opera

(Credit: Johanna Olafsdottir) OperaVision will showcase the Icelandic Opera’s production of Bjarnason’s “Brothers” on Dec. 13, 2019. The opera, which tells the story of a soldier who suffers a traumatic period of captivity during a mission in Afghanistan, stars Oddur Arnþór Jónsson, Marie Arnet, Selma Buch, Ørum Villumsen, Elmar Gilbertsson, Þóra Einarsdóttir, James Laing, Jakob Zethner, Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir, and {…}