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27 Apr 2009

Suffering Brünnhilde, Her Betrayers and an Unexpected Hero

By Vivien Schweitzer [NY Times, 26 April 2009]

Even by the standards of anguished operatic heroines, Brünnhilde suffers a particularly tortured journey of betrayal, humiliation and heartache in Wagner’s “Götterdämmerung.” At a matinee performance at the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, the Swedish soprano Katarina Dalayman offered a dramatically persuasive and vocally strong interpretation of this daunting role.

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