/ Last Modified March 4, 2013

Siegfried by Richard Wagner

The Metropolitan Opera

Broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 20th, with a performance of Siegfried by Richard Wagner, with a libretto by the composer based on Norse mythology as told in the Volsunga Saga and the Poetic Edda. Siegfried is the third of the four works that comprise the composer's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. The performance will be sung in German will run approximately five hours and twenty minutes.

Nothing can stop the heroic young Siegfried. With his mighty sword he slays the dragon Fafner, claims the coveted golden ring, defeats the great god Wotan in battle, and, risking all, walks through fire to awaken the beautiful sleeping warrior-goddess, Brünnhilde, with a kiss. This bold fairy tale contains some of the Ring's most exhilarating music, including Siegfried's joyous forging song, the evocative "Forest Murmurs" and an ecstatic love duet that brings the opera to a euphoric finale. Fabio Luisi conducts.

THE CAST
Siegfried: Jay Hunter Morris
Mime: Gerhard Siegel
The Wanderer: Mark Delavan
Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt
Alberich: Eric Owens
Erda: Meredith Arwady

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