Navigation for Wagner’s Ring Cycle

The Ring: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

7pm Thursdays 21 May to 11 June 2015 during Appointment

Erica Challis takes us through the story and music of Wagner's epic four Ring Cycle operas.

Br nnhilde on Grane leaps onto the funeral pyre of Siegfried
Brünnhilde on Grane leaps onto the funeral pyre of Siegfried. Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939).

The Ring: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried

Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried Photo: Arthur Rackham, Public Domain

We reach the twilight of the gods, as Erica Challis takes us through fourth and final of the Wagner's Ring Cycle operas.

Music Details

Excerpts were from:

WAGNER: Das Rheingold Decca 455 556
With George London, Kirsten Flagstad, other soloists, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti

WAGNER: Die Walküre Decca 455 559
With James King, Régine Crespin, Hans Hotter, Birgit Nilsson, other soloists, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Georg Solti

WAGNER: Siegfried DG 429 407
With Reiner Goldberg, James Morris, Hildegard Behrens, other soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/James Levine

WAGNER: Götterdämmerung Opus Arte OA CD9004 D
With Stephen Gould, Linda Watson, Ralf Lukas, Edith Haller, other soloists, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus /Christian Thielemann