Great Performances at the Met
"Wagner's Ring Cycle - Die Walkure"
Mysterious hero Siegmund (Jonas Kaufmann) finds shelter in the arms of a lonely woman named Sieglinde (Eva-Maria Westbroek). Their forbidden love leads Wotan's daughter and warrior maiden Br?nnhilde (Deborah Voigt), to defy mortality and intervene on behalf of the hero. Angry that she has defied him, Wotan takes away her godlike powers and puts her to sleep on a mountaintop, surrounded by a ring of magic fire that can be crossed only by the bravest of heroes. James Levine conducts.G