(Twilight of the gods)
It is in Götterdämmerung’s tale of treachery and destruction that the Ring cycle reaches its devastating finale.
All seems lost when love is betrayed by naked ambition and villains outsmart heroes. After drinking a magic potion, Siegfried forgets Brünnhilde and falls in love with Gutrune. Enraged, Brünnhilde joins forces with Hagan to murder Siegfried but then, discovering the truth about his betrayal, leaps into his funeral pyre and returns the ring to its rightful owners. The Rhinemaidens joyfully reclaim their gold, the old world order is swept away by flood and fire, and the world is redeemed.
German tenor Stefan Vinke and English soprano Susan Bullock are the star-crossed lovers Siegfried and Brünnhilde, and Australian bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi is the malevolent Hagen.