Opera Cheat Sheet: Siegfried

Listen to our quick overview of Richard Wagner’s Siegfried, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing on our station Saturday at 10AM.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Wagner’s Siegfried, the third of the four operas that make up the monumental Ring Cycle.  Mime has raised Siegfried, son of Siegmund and Sieglinde, whose lack of fear enables him to defeat the giant Fafner, claim the Rheingold, and win the heart of Brünnhilde.  You can hear the Metropolitan Opera's production of Siegfried Saturday at 10AM on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.