Libretto by Richard Wagner
Third Day of "Der Ring des Nibelungen"
Wagner had begun work on his cycle with the prose sketch Siegfrieds Tod
), then rolled it back into the past, like the Norns, who, at the beginning of the Third Day, try to tie together the ropes of yesterday and tomorrow.
Hagen and Siegfried – the sons continue the duel of their fathers. But Hagen plays with different weapons – sorcery, mendacity and betrayal. Siegfried declares the ring, which came about through the malediction of love, to the symbol of his love. Nevertheless, the curse is stronger. Siegfried betrays his love. Brünnhilde betrays Siegfried. Siegfried swears an oath on the weapon that only a short time later will penetrate his heart.
The gods gaze impotently on their own downfall. The struggle for power transfers to the humans who survive the catastrophe and will perhaps understand everything now that they know the end.
German with German surtitles
|Sunday, 27 January 2013|
|4.00 p.m. - app. 10.00 p.m. |
|Playing time: 6 hours (2 intermissions)|
|3.00 p.m. : Introductory event|
|Ring Cycle B|
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Musikalische Leitung Kent NaganoInszenierung Andreas KriegenburgBühne Harald B. ThorKostüme Andrea SchraadLicht Stefan BolligerChoreographie Zenta HaerterDramaturgie Olaf A. Schmitt.Marion TiedtkeChöre Sören EckhoffSiegfried Stephen GouldGunther Iain PatersonHagen Hans-Peter KönigAlberich Tomasz KoniecznyBrünnhilde Nina StemmeGutrune / 3. Norn Anna GablerWaltraute Michaela SchusterWoglinde Hanna-Elisabeth MüllerWellgunde Angela BrowerFloßhilde / 1. Norn Okka von der Damerau2. Norn Jennifer Johnston
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