Siegfried Educator Materials

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.

Composer: Richard Wagner


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

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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
Conductor Donald Runnicles
Director Francesca Zambello
Set Designer Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer Catherine Zuber
Lighting Designer Mark McCullough
Projection Designer S. Katy Tucker
Projection Designer Jan Hartley
Chorus Director Ian Robertson