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Conducted by Fabio Luisi
Starring Deborah Voigt (Brünnhilde), Patricia Bardon (Erda), Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Bryn Terfel (The Wanderer), Eric Owens (Alberich)
Running time: 258 minutes, including one intermission
Original live transmission: 5 November 2011
The young hero Siegfried grows up in the wilderness, raised by Alberich's conniving brother Mime. He puts together the broken pieces of the sword Nothung, uses it to slay the fearsome dragon Fafner, and takes the ring for himself. To fulfill his destiny, he must overcome one more opponent - Wotan, now disguised as the Wanderer, who knows the world of the gods is coming to an end - and cross through the magic fire to awaken his true love, Brünnhilde.