The World of the Ring – Siegfried
Director Eric Schulz presents a four-part introduction to Wagner's tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen – arguably the most monumental single work in the history of western music. With extracts from several famous productions and contributions from leading musicologists and musicians – including conductor Christian Thielemann – Schulz explores the multiple levels of this extraordinary work, addressing each of its constituent operas in turn. The third instalment explores Siegfried, the opera that introduces us to the drama's great flawed hero.
- Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper
- Christian Thielemann