The Operas

Götterdämmerung

(Twilight of the gods)

Gotterdammerung

Summary

 

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.

 

Afternoons at 4:00pm
November 25, December 4, 13
Running Time: 7 hours
including 2 intervals
First interval: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Second interval: 35 minutes

 

Artists

 

Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Gunther Barry Ryan
Alberich Warwick Fyfe
Hagen Daniel Sumegi
Brünnhilde Susan Bullock
Gutrune Sharon Prero
Waltraute Deborah Humble
Woglinde Lorina Gore
Wellgunde Jane Ede
Flosshilde Dominica Matthews
First Norn Elizabeth Campbell
Second Norn Jacqueline Dark
Third Norn Anke Höppner