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Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four epic operas by German composer Richard Wagner.
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second installment The Ring and follows the story of the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, who is punished by her father, the god Wotan, for disobeying his orders. Brünnhilde is placed in a state of deep sleep and surrounded by a ring of fire, which can only be crossed by the bravest of heroes. It also tells the story of the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, who are caught up in the web of Wotan’s schemes and battles. Die Walküre is a thrilling and emotionally powerful drama that explores themes of love, loyalty, and redemption.
The Characters of Die Walküre
Wotan: King of the gods and the main protagonist of the cycle
Fricka: Wotan’s wife and goddess of marriage
Siegmund: Wotan’s son
Sieglinde: Wotan’s daughter
Hunding: Sieglinde’s husband
The Valkyries: Wotan’s immortal daughters
Brünnhilde: Wotan’s daughter and leader of the Valkyries
Fafner: Giant from Rheingold; uses the ring’s power to turn himself into a dragon
Loge: God of fire
ESTIMATED RUNNING TIMES
3.15pm Interval 1 (45 minutes)
5.30pm Interval 2 (45 minutes)
Running time approximately 5 hours 23 minutes, including 2 intervals.