Opera Valkyrie YKTTW Discussion
All operas have a valkyrie
Do We Have This One? So you're going to the opera, whether you want to or not. You may not even know what's playing this night, but one thing is certain: There's going to be a valkyrie. Norse/Germanic mythology is not a very common subject in operas - Except when to Richard Wagner, who made four operas on the subject. In Fictionland, however, most operas have vikings and valkyries. And while the vikings are optional, the valkyries aren't. There's always a valkyrie. Even when the opera is clearly not about Norse or Germanic mytholgy, chances are that the main female lead is still dressed as a valkyrie, helmet, chainmail, braided hair and all.