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Wagner's Gotterdammerung

In the last broadcast from New York Metropolitan Opera for the 2008/2009 season, James Levine conducts the final part of Wagner's Ring cycle.

In the final broadcast from New York Metropolitan Opera for the 2008/2009 season, James Levine conducts the last part of Wagner's Ring cycle, with Christian Franz as Siegfried and Katarina Dalayman as Brunnhilde.

As a pledge of his love, Siegfried gives Brunnhilde the ring he took from the dragon Fafner, the ring made from the Rheingold that gives its owner power over all the world. Then she sends him into the world to do heroic deeds. But in the hall of the Gibichungs, Hagen has other ideas: a magic potion will make Siegfried forget Brunnhilde and fall in love with Gutrune.

Presented by Margaret Juntwait with guest commentator Ira Siff. There are backstage interviews and the Met Quiz during the two intervals.

Siegfried ...... Christian Franz (tenor)
Gunther ...... Iain Paterson (bass-baritone)
Alberich ...... Richard Paul Fink (bass-baritone)
Hagen ...... John Tomlinson (bass)
Brunnhilde ...... Katarina Dalayman (soprano)
Gutrune ...... Margaret Jane Wray (soprano)
Waltraute ...... Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano)
First Norn ...... Wendy White (mezzo-soprano)
Second Norn ...... Elizabeth Bishop (mezzo-soprano)
Third Norn ...... Wendy Bryn Harmer (soprano)
Woglinde ...... Lisette Oropes (soprano)
Wellgunde ...... Kate Lindsey (soprano)
Flosshilde ...... Tamara Mumford (mezzo-soprano)
Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera
James Levine (conductor).

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