The 2012/13 Royal Opera Season opens with the first revival of its latest production, by director Keith Warner, of Wagner’s four-opera masterpiece 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. In the third opera in the tetralogy, Siegfried has grown up and realises his destiny. He reforges the sword Notung and sets off to claim the sleeping Brünnhilde. Starring Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Bryn Terfel (Wanderer/Wotan), Wolfgang Koch (Alberich), Eric Halfvarson (Fafner), Sophie Bevan (Woodbird) and Maria Radner (Erda). The conductor is Antonio Pappano. (Sung in German with English surtitles; runs six hours, two intervals.)


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