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. Performed in German with English surtitles. End time: approx 22:20 (Southbank Centre)Performers Lee Bisset (Sieglinde), Lee Bisset (Sieglinde - Leeds), Kelly Cae Hogan (Brunnhilde), Bela Perencz (Wotan - Nottingham/Lowry/Southbank Centre), Robert Hayward (Wotan - Leeds/Sage Gateshead), Yvonne Howard (Fricka - Lowry/Southbank Centre/Sage Gateshead), Susan Bickley (Fricka - Leeds/Nottingham), James Creswell (Hunding), Giselle Allen (soprano), Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano), Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano), Ceri Williams (mezzo-soprano), Fiona Kimm (mezzo-soprano), Michael Weinius (Siegmund - Leeds/Lowry/Southbank Centre/Sage Gateshead), Mark Le Brocq (Nottingham).
Author Wagner. Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes.