The Twins of Whiting Bay
'The Twins of Whiting Bay' continues the series in which four prominent writers respond to the four operas in The Ring with new works of their own. Award-winning novelist and poet, Jackie Kay reads her short story inspired by the tale of Siegmund and Sieglinde in Die Walkure. Set on the Isle of Arran, a place as steeped in folklore as any Scandinavian Saga. Here selkies are the local sprites: shapeshifters, who live as seals in the sea and shed their skins to become women on land. As the seas lap the shore, storm clouds gather... Recorded in front of an audience at The Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House.
The producer is Frank Stirling and it is a Unique production for BBC Radio 3.