The Operas

Siegfried

Siegfried

Summary

 

The Ring cycle’s third opera charts the rise of Siegfried into the greatest hero of the age.

Following his mother Sieglinde’s death, Siegfried has been raised by the dwarf Mime, brother of Alberich. Although Mime loathes Siegfried, he hopes Siegfried will kill the dragon Fafner, guardian of the all-powerful ring.  

Instead, Siegfried kills both Fafner and Mime, claims the ring for himself and sets off to find the sleeping Brünnhilde. Siegfried braves the flames, wakes her with a kiss and the two declare their love in one of the most thrilling duets in all opera.

German tenor Stefan Vinke is the mighty hero Siegfried, English soprano Susan Bullock returns as Brünnhilde and Terje Stensvold makes his final appearance in the cycle as The Wanderer.

 

Evenings at 5:00pm
November 22, December 2, 11
Running Time: 5 hours and 40 minutes including 2 intervals
First interval: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Second interval: 30 minutes

 

Artists

 

Siegfried Stefan Vinke
Brünnhilde Susan Bullock
Erda Deborah Humble
Mime Graeme Macfarlane 
The Wanderer Terje Stensvold
Alberich Warwick Fyfe
Fafner Shane Lowrencev
Forest Bird Taryn Fiebig