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Music drama in three acts
(sung in German)
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Rudolf Kempe
The action takes place in legendary times
Act 1: A cave in a forest
7.25 app. Interval
7.37 app. Introduction by Ernest Newman to 7.45 app. "Siegfried"
Act 2: The depths of the forest
9.0 app. Interval
9.10 app. Introduction by Ernest Newman to 9.20 app. "Siegfried"
Act 3
Scene 1: A wild region at the foot of a mountain
Scene 2: The summit of the Valkyries' Rock
From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
(The introductions are recorded)
"Götterdämmerung": Friday at 6.46


Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Unknown: Ernest Newman
Unknown: Ernest Newman
Mime: Peter Klein
Siegfried: Wolfgang Windgassen
The Wanderer: Hans Hotter
Alberich: Otakar Kraus
Fafner: Frederick Dalberg
The Woodbird: Jeannette Sinclair
Erda: Maria von Ilosvay
Brunnhilde: Birgit Nilsson

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