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Part of the Wagner ring cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen. Running time approx. 5hr. In Die Walkure (which includes the famous Ride of the Valkyries
) the goddesses fly the souls of dead battle heroes to their new home in Valhalla but Brunnhilde (Chief Valkyrie) has fallen out with Wotan because she protected his half human son Siegmund in battle so he imprisons her on a rock surrounded by fire knowing that only a fearless hero (who he thinks doesn't exist) can save her. Reduced version prepared for CBTO by Jonathan DovePerformers Brian Bannatyne Scott, Yvonne Barclay, Pauline Birchall, Peter Bronder, Matthew Elton Thomas, Jonathan Finney, Nicholas Folwell, James Hancock, Peter Jeffes, Fiona Kimm, Cassandra Manning, Colette McGahon, Elaine McKrill, Jenny Miller, Richard Lloyd Morgan, Mark Richardson, Annemarie Sand, Carol Saxon, Jacob Zethner-Moller.
Author Wagner. Company Longborough Festival Opera. Director Alan Privett. Conductor Anthony Negus. Design Jens Demant Cole. Lighting Guy Hoare. Lighting Viva Wright. Other Laura Smith (back projections).
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