Siegfried

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.

Composed by Richard Wagner

Sung in German with English supertitles


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SYNOPSIS

A fearless young hero battles otherworldly challenges on a journey to discover his destiny.

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The Ring

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Director's Note

The inspiration behind this Ring production is partly #MeToo, partly environmental—and almost entirely American.

WHAT PRICE LOVE?

If Wagner’s Ring could be reduced to a simple slogan, it would resemble something like the power of love versus the love of power.

WAGNER, SCHOPENHAUER, AND THE ORIENT

Richard Wagner’s interest in the East was stimulated by German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation.

character bios

Siegfried
Brunnhilde
Mime

CAST & CREATIVE

Cast
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

Crew
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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