Cēsis Art festival I Act III of Richard Wagner’s “The Valkyrie” / Concert

Place Castle Park, Cēsis






20€ - 60€


“The Valkyrie”, the second of the four music dramas that constitute “The Ring of Nibelung”, is one of Richard Wagner’s most famous operas. It is a story about the love and hate relationship between gods and humans, imbued with grand passions and high ideals. The main characters of the opera will be played by the world-famous Wagnerian opera singers Catherine Foster, Liene Kinča and Egils Siliņš. Catherine Foster is one of the world’s most outstanding performers of role of Brinhild. She has performed in Germany, Japan, USA, Netherlands, Hungary etc. This will also not be the first time the Latvian bass-baritone Egilas Siliņš will be performing “The Valkyrie” – in 2019, he played the main character of Votan at Teatro di San Carlo Italy’s oldest opera house in Naples. Liene Kinča had her debut in the Latvian National Opera in 2005 and has twice – in 2011 and 2013 – received the annual “Latvijas Gāze” (Latvian Gas Company) Opera Award for Best Solo Singer. The concert is directed by Viesturs Kairišs whose successful work with Wagner’s operas began in 2007 and has introduced him to the international stage.

Location: Open-air Stage, the Cēsis Medieval Castle Park


Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster

Wotan: Egils Siliņš

Sieglinde: Liene Kinča

Gerhilde: Dana Bramane

Ortlinde: Aira Rūrāne

Waltraute: Ieva Parša

Schwertleite: Irma Pavāre

Helmwige: Tatjana Trenogina

Siegrune: Natālija Krēsliņa

Grimgerde: Ilona Bagele

Rossweise: Andžella Goba

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Andris Poga

Director – Viesturs Kairišs


A Covid-19 certificate must be presented at the event, attesting that the visitor (including the child) has completed a full course of vaccination against Covid-19 or has been ill with Covid-19 in the last 6 months. When attending the event, it is mandatory to present an identity document, a personalized ticket and a valid certificate. Please come to the event in time.


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