• Richard Wagner
  • Götterdämmerung (The Twilight of the Gods) (1876)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

G. Schirmer controls the rights in the English translations by Frederick Jameson, Stewart Robb and Andrew Porter for this work but does not supply orchestral materials.

    • Richard Wagner
    • Libretto by the composer. English trans. by Frederick Jameson, Stewart Robb, and Andrew Porter
    • English, German

    Programme Note

    Cast List:
       FIRST NORN: Contralto
       SECOND NORN: Mezzo-Soprano
       THIRD NORN: Soprano
       BRÜNNHILDE: Soprano
       SIEGFRIED: Tenor
       GUNTHER: Baritone
       HAGEN: Bass
       GUTRUNE: Soprano
       WALTRAUTE: Mezzo-Soprano
       ALBERICH: Baritone
       WOGLINDE, Rhinemaiden: Soprano
       WELLGUNDE, Rhinemaiden: Mezzo-Soprano
       FLOSSHILDE, Rhinemaiden: Mezzo-Soprano
       Vassals and Women

    Synopsis:
    The fourth opera of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. Siegfried gives Brünnhilde the Ring and goes to seek adventure. He comes upon the Hall of the Gibichungs, where Alberich’s son Hagen lives with his half-brother Gunther and half-sister Gutrune. Hagen plans to steal the Ring by giving Siegfried a drug to make him forget Brünnhilde and by offering her to Gunther as a bride and Gutrune to Siegfried. Brünnhilde, believing Siegfried has abandoned her, assists Hagen and Gunther in killing him. In a fight for possession of the Ring, Hagen then kills Gunther. Brünnhilde demands a funeral pyre for Siegfried and leaps into the flames herself. Valhalla, the home of the gods, rises in flames and the Rhinemaidens finally reclaim their Ring.