Scheduling Note: This week's broadcast starts at 11 am
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Met presents the third opera in the Robert Lepage production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. The plot centers around the heroic young Siegfried (Jay Hunter Morris): With his mighty sword he slays the dragon Fafner, claims the coveted golden ring, defeats the great god Wotan (Bryn Terfel) in battle, and, risking all, walks through fire to awaken the beautiful sleeping warrior-goddess, Brünnhilde (Deborah Voigt), with a kiss.
This bold fairy tale contains some of the Ring's most exhilarating music, including Siegfried's joyous "Forging Song," the evocative "Forest Murmurs" and the ecstatic love duet that brings the opera to a euphoric finale.