Wagner Society: Eine Heldenninleben – A Heroine’s Life – Brünnhilde in ‘The Ring’.
- Sat 18 May 2019
- 10:00 am
Derek Blyth presents a Wagner Society Study Day on Eine Heldenninleben – A Heroine’s Life – Brünnhilde in ‘The Ring’.
There is no disputing the fact the Siegfried is the hero at the centre of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’, indeed, Wagner started by developing a work called ‘Siegfrieds Tod’ and only later expanded it into what we know as ‘The Ring’.
If we wanted to name a protagonist for ‘The Ring’, we would probably choose Wotan, with Alberich as the antagonist (‘though a good case could be made for this being reversed). Today, however, we will examine the events through a different pair of eyes, those of Brünnhilde, the heroine of ‘The Ring’.
Come, prepared to be thrilled, shocked, surprised, and, we hope, overjoyed by our journey together which will include many musical and visual examples of a range of performers of this wonderful rôle.
Our apologies to Richard Strauss for having misappropriated his title.
Further details to follow.