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

By Francisco Salazar

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 development in the pandemic both in Iceland and abroad, unfortunately, makes it impossible to proceed with the performances of the opera as planned. ”

The company did note that it still plans to present the production in the upcoming seasons if possible.

Ticket holders will be refunded.

The production was set to 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.