Wagner's Siegfried from the Royal Opera House

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Keith Warner's production of the third opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle combines elemental forces with contemporary concern.

The plot centers around the heroic young Siegfried (Stefan Vinke): 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 (Susan Bullock), 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.


Stefan Vinke, tenor, Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel, tenor, Mime

Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, The Wanderer (Wotan)

Wolfgang Koch, baritone, Alberich

Eric Halfvarson, bass, Fafner

Sophie Bevan, soprano, The Woodbird

Maria Radner, contralto, Erda

Susan Bullock, soprano, Brünnhilde

Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus

Antonio Pappano, conductor