Aug 7 - Aug 23, 2013

• Wed, Aug 7, 2013 6:00 PM
• Thu, Aug 15, 2013 6:00 PM
• Fri, Aug 23, 2013 6:00 PM

Part 3 of the Ring cycle chronicles the heroic coming of age of the naïve yet fearless Siegfried, product of the Siegmund/Sieglinde union. Mime, brother to Alberich, has raised Siegfried ever since he lost his mother at birth, and plans to use the boy to liberate the Nibelung hoard, including the all-powerful ring. A mysterious Wanderer (Wotan in disguise) visits Mime and, after a game of riddles, hints that Siegfried is indeed destined for greatness but also will be Mime’s doom. Swords are re-forged, dragons slain, treasures reclaimed, justice dispensed, a forest bird sings, and the power of the gods continues to dwindle as the hero’s quest culminates in the discovery and rapturous rescue of Brünnhilde on her rocky ledge.

By Richard Wagner
In German with English Captions

at McCaw Hall Hall
Approximate Running Time: 5 hours, with 2 intermissions