I have fallen behind of reporting prevails's no doubt, just take a look on yesterday's post about Rockstad Falun that was about two weeks ago. But trying to work up a bit now ... hehe as you probably have noticed.
During the same period as Rockstad Falun, went the Stockholm Culture Festival, a festival that includes lots of culture, arts and of course music in every conceivable generes.
I was called in to work on stage was at Gustav Adolf Square, prepare for tonight's event, ie, the finale of the festival. Again the Swedish Royal Opera was the act for the finale of Stockholm Culture Festival by giving a grand concert. Royal Chapel, Royal Opera Choir and soloists offered a very different experience.
The Conductor was Stefan Klingele and performed todays tune "Richard Wagners Ride of the Valkyries"
The Ride of the Valkyries (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) is the popular term for the beginning of Act III of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas by Richard Wagner that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen. The main theme of the Ride, the leitmotif labelled Walkürenritt, was first written down by the composer on 23 July 1851. The preliminary draft for the Ride was composed in 1854 as part of the composition of the entire opera, which was fully orchestrated by the end of the first quarter of 1856. Together with the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, the Ride of the Valkyries is one of Wagner's best-known pieces. The tune is also included in the soundtrack album for the 2009 film Watchmen.
Opera orchestra, dating from 1526, is one of the oldest still existing orchestras in the world. Orchestra - who plays opera, ballet and concerts - is one of the largest orchestras with 107 members.
Sound only, here with Budapest Symphony Orchestra
More info @
Official Swedish Royal Opera Web
Listen to ”Richard Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries" on Spotify here!