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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. Sung in German with English titles. Duration approx. 5hrs 30mins (incl 2 intervals)Performers Erik Nelson Werner (Siegmund), Alwyn Mellor (Sieglinde), Clive Bayley (Hunding), Bela Perencz (Wotan), Katarina Karneus (Fricka), Annalena Persson (Brunnhilde), Katherine Broderick (Helmwige), Meeta Raval (Ortlinde), Miriam Murphy (Gerhilde), Jennifer Johnston (Waltraute), Madeleine Shaw (Siegrune), Catherine Hopper (Rossweisse), Antonia Sotgiu (Grimgerde), Emma Carrington (Schwertleite).
Author Wagner. Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Lighting Peter Mumford.
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