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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.

In German with English Captions
Approximate Running Time:
5 hours, with 2 intermissions
at McCaw Hall

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Sights & Sounds

Siegfried Video Preview

Watch a video preview from the 2009 Seattle Opera production of Siegfried. Footage includes many of the favorite scenes from this opera.


The Cast for Siegfried

Meet the artists who will bring Wagner’s epic to life, including Seattle Ring veterans Greer Grimsley, Stephanie Blythe, and director Stephen Wadsworth, as well as Janice Baird, Stig Andersen, and Stuart Skelton in their company Ring debuts.


The Story of The Ring

Read the saga of Wagner’s gods and goddesses—the ring that tears them apart, the Valkyrie who dares to disobey, the boy who knows no fear, and the downfall of the gods.


Photos from Siegfried

See images of the 2009 Ring, featuring both newcomers and familiar faces, plus the beautifully naturalistic sets of Thomas Lynch, costumes by Martin Pakledinaz, and lighting designed by Peter Kaczorowski.

Wed, Aug 12, 2009 6:00 PM

Thu, Aug 20, 2009 6:00 PM

Fri, Aug 28, 2009 6:00 PM

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