Siegfried

Siegfried: Lance Ryan, Statisterie der Bayerischen Staatsoper Siegfried: Lance Ryan, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Siegfried: Lance Ryan, Catherine Naglestad
Richard Wagner
Libretto by Richrad Wagner

Second Day of "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
Only an individual without fear can turn Mime’s dream into reality, forge the shattered sword anew, slay Fafner the dragon, snatch the ring away from him and walk straight into Mime’s knife – and all the power will be Mime’s. But he himself is too frightened of the Wanderer, in whose puzzle game he loses his head, of the dragon, whom he wants his foster son to slay, of his brother, whom he meets in the forest, and of the fearless Siegfried, who thanks to a message from a prophetic bird helps himself to the ring and slaughters Mime.

But Wotan’s plan for a free hero also comes to naught: Siegfried smashes his spear with the sword and stands fearlessly before Brünnhilde. The sight of her body sets him atremble, and he finally learns the true meaning of fear. In the glow of the sun, the two discover their love.

Mountain cave. Forest. Wilderness. Mountain peak. The second day of the work belongs to nature. But the guise of the harmless, nature-loving Wanderer fails to protect the father of the gods from his curse.



In German with German surtitles

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Date

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Nationaltheater
5.00 p.m. - app. 10.30 p.m.
Playing time: 5 hours 25 minutes (2 intermissions)
4.00 p.m. : Introductory event
Prices L
Ring Cycle A
Open ticket sales
 
Cast

Musikalische Leitung Kent Nagano
Inszenierung Andreas Kriegenburg
Bühne Harald B. Thor
Kostüme Andrea Schraad
Licht Stefan Bolliger
Choreographie Zenta Haerter
Dramaturgie Olaf A. Schmitt.
Marion Tiedtke

Siegfried Stephen Gould
Mime Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
Der Wanderer Egils Silins
Alberich Tomasz Konieczny
Fafner Steven Humes
Erda Qiulin Zhang
Brünnhilde Catherine Naglestad
Stimme eines Waldvogels Anna Virovlansky



The Bavarian State Orchestra