Lise Lindstrom triumphed as a deeply sympathetic, vocally magnificent Brünnhilde. The thrilling battle cry of her entrance gave way to warmer tones and the expression of newly confusing emotions in her reactions to Wotan’s despair and to the Wälsung twins’ plight. She brought a remarkably soft, gentle focus to her upper range, usually metallic in sheen, when she braved the war father with Antigone-like forthrightness in the third act: “War es so schmählich, was ich verbrach…” (Was what I did so shameful?)

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