A generation has passed as the cycle’s third opera opens on a despoiled world. Raised by the deceitful dwarf Mime, Siegfried—the mortal son of Siegmund and Sieglinde—rebuffs authority as he wins the ring and forges his own path to the extraordinary woman who awaits him.


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Composed by Richard Wagner

Sung in German with English supertitles

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Running Time

4 hours, 50 minutes with two intermissions

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character bios



Siegfried Daniel Brenna*
Brünnhilde Iréne Theorin
Mime David Cangelosi
The Wanderer Greer Grimsley
Alberich Falk Struckmann*
Fafner Raymond Aceto
Erda Ronnita Miller
Forest Bird Stacey Tappan

*  San Francisco Opera debut

Conductor Donald Runnicles
Director Francesca Zambello
Associate Director & Choreographer Denni Sayers
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Projection Designer Jan Hartley
Remounted Projections S. Katy Tucker
Fight Director Dave Maier

A co-production with Washington National Opera.


Previous performances of Siegfried can be found in our Archive

Das Rheingold by Cory Weaver

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