Navigation for Wagner’s Ring Cycle

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.

Seigfried
Having slain Fafner, Siegfried tastes his blood and comes to understand the speech of birds. Arthur Rackham (1867 – 1939)

The Ring: Siegfried

Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried

Rhinemaidens warn Siegfried Photo: Arthur Rackham, Public Domain

We meet a new hero, Siegfried, son of the human lovers we met before, Siegmund and Sieglinde. How will the Ring shape his fate?

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