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'Götterdämmerung' in five bites

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The Grand Finale! The thrilling conclusion of Wagner's Ring contains a whole host of moments iconic in the opera world and beyond — here's just five of them... 1. The deed which redeems the world  In Götterdämmerung, the Ring cycle reaches it... Read More

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'Siegfried' in five bites

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Explore part 3: Siegfried! The larger the operas get, the more difficult it gets to pick out five highlights, so here is just a taste of this magnificent masterpiece... 1. The forging of a hero  Siegfried tells the coming of age story of the young hero that Wag... Read More

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'Die Walküre' in five bites

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Explore the second opera in the cycle: Die Walküre. Although crammed full of iconic moments, we've picked five of the best to share with you... 1. Love is the greatest downfall... In Die Walküre, human emotion is at the forefront of the actio... Read More

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'Das Rheingold' in five bites

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Explore the first part of Wagner's Ring cycle: Das Rheingold. Out of the glorious, enormous feast that is this opera, we’ve chosen five of the tastiest morsels to share with you… 1. Power games  Das Rheingold features more gods than a... Read More

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Siegfried: A Hero’s Journey

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Renee Goble is a member of our Under 30s scheme, and earlier this month, won the opportunity to see our full Ring cycle at Leeds Town Hall and blog it for us. Here are her thoughts on part three: Siegfried...  Read More

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