Met Opera: Siegfried
A scene from Act I of the Met's production of Wagner's "Siegfried." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
by Richard Wagner
NOTE THE EARLY START TIME OF 9:00AM this week!
The Met Opera broadcast of Wagner's "Ring" cycle continues with Siegfried.
Orphaned at birth, Siegfried learns his true identity and fulfills his destiny to become Brünnhilde’s savior and lover. Tenor Stefan Vinke sings the heroic title character. Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, and Michael Volle sings the role of the enigmatic Wanderer.
The third opera in Wagner’s four-part Der Ring des Nibelungen, Siegfried is the coming-of-age story of the ultimate hero and his role in the struggle for supreme power, which is embodied by the magic ring introduced in Das Rheingold. While characters from earlier parts of the saga return in Siegfried, the emphasis is clearly on the impetuous title hero who knows no fear and, eventually, on fallen warrior-goddess Brünnhilde in her mortal incarnation.
Siegfried is set in mythological times, when gods and other creatures contend for dominion over the earth while humans are emerging as a new power.
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
BRÜNNHILDE: Christine Goerke
WOODBIRD: Erin Morley
ERDA: Karen Cargill
SIEGFRIED: Stefan Vinke
MIME: Gerhard Siegel
WANDERER: Michael Volle
ALBERICH: Tomasz Konieczny
FAFNER: Dmitry Belosselskiy
Start time: 9:00am on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 5 hrs 6 min
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The "Ring" cycle concludes in Met Opera broadcast: