First day of the stage festival 'The Ring of the Nibelung' by Richard Wagner
Text by Richard Wagner
Second part of the 'Ring' saga
The incestuous love between the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde becomes a test for the family of the gods. In a quarrel with his wife Fricka, Wotan promises to entrust his favorite daughter Brünnhilde with Siegmund's elimination. But the Valkyrie Brünnhilde refuses to obey, which leads to the final break with her father. Wotan punishes the "renegade" by putting her to sleep and placing a circle of fire around her. Only fearless heroes are able to cross it.
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