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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 surtitles. Running time 5 hours 25 mins. Additional support from the Ring CirclePerformers Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Rosalind Plowright (Fricka), Lisa Gasteen (Brunnhilde), Placido Domingo (Siegmund), Waltraud Meier (Sieglinde), Erik Halfvarson (Hunding), Geraldine McGreevy (Gerhilde), Elaine McKrill (Ortlinde), Claire Powell (Waltraute), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Schwertleite), Irene Theorin (Helmwige), Sarah Castle (Siegrune), Claire Shearer (Grimgerde), Elizabeth Sikora (Rossweisse).
Author Wagner. Corporate Sponsor The Dalriada Trust. Corporate Sponsor Peter Borender (Honorary Benefactor 2005). Corporate Sponsor The Hobson Charity (Honorary Benefactor 2005). Corporate Sponsor Peter Elliston (Benefactors/ Circle 2005. Corporate Sponsor Barbara Elliston (Benefactors' Circle 2005). Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Antonio Pappano. Director Keith Warner. Design Stefanos Lazaridis. Costume Marie-Jeanne Lecca. Lighting Wolfgang Goebbel.
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