Twilight of the Gods

Twilight by name, twilight by nature. Wagner’s fourth and last opera of The Ring is full of a gloomy sense of closure. This is the end of the cycle and the world goes up in flames, the gods perish, and Brünnhilde sacrifices herself to restore the ring to the Rhine. In this opera, some of Wagner’s longest, most stunning musical effects take place, particularly in the last few minutes, when the world disappears in smoke and flame and a new order is born.

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