The third opera in The Ring centres around its title-character Siegfried, who we first see as an unruly, uneducated and unlikeable boy. By the end of the opera, Siegfried has become heroic, killing a dragon, walking through a blazing fire, and winning the hand of the fair Brünnhilde. Wagner’s music is almost childlike to begin with, but gradually it grows more passionate and symphonic as the hero meets Brünnhilde and falls in love.

To watch an excerpt from A Tale Told in Music - Siegfried click on the video to the right.