In The Valkyrie, human beings first appear in the story, along with other new characters, especially the godly warrior-women called the Valkyrie. All these characters, humans and goddesses, are part of All-Father Wotan’s plan to win back the Ring and so redeem the world. The plan goes hugely wrong, and the world’s redemption is consigned to an unborn-baby to be called Siegfried. Some of Wagner’s best-ever music can be heard in this opera.
To watch an excerpt from A Tale Told in Music - The Valkyrie click on the video to the right.