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. Sun in German with English surtitles. Running time 5 hours 30 minutes (two intervals).Performers Jan Kyhle (Siegmund), Marie Plette (Sieglinde), Carsten Stabell (Hunding), Matthew Best (Wotan), Elizabeth Byrne (Brunnhilde), Anne Mason (Fricka), Sarah Rhodes (Gerhilde), Rachel Hynes (Helmwige), Jane Irwin (Waltraute), Kathleen Wilkinson (Schwertleite), Mary Callan Clarke (Ortlinde), Clare Shearer (Siegrune), Yvonne Lea (Grimgerde), Leah Marian Jones (Rossweisse).
Author Wagner. Corporate Sponsor Bank of Scotland. Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Richard Armstrong. Director Tim Albery. Design Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Ana Jebens. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Director Vanessa Gray (assistant). Lighting Kai Fischer (assistant).