The Metropolitan Opera season of broadcasts closes with a dramatic conflagration, the gods consumed by fire so that the world may be cleansed and reborn.
With Götterdämmerung the epic Ring Cycle reaches its cataclysmic ending, presented today in Robert Lepage's much-discussed production.
Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes soprano Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, and the veteran Swedish tenor Lars Cleveman, who stepped into the title role Wagner’s Siegfried last week. Bass-baritone Richard Paul Fink plays Alberich.
The distinguished company of Wagnerians also includes Wendy Bryn Harmer back as Gutrune, Karen Cargill as Waltraute, Hans-Peter König as Hagen, and Iain Paterson as Gunther.
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt
Gutrune: Wendy Bryn Harmer
Waltraute: Karen Cargill
Siegfried: Lars Cleveman
Gunther: Iain Paterson
Alberich: Richard Paul Fink
Hagen: Hans-Peter König