from Act III, Scene 3 of the German opera Die Götterdämmerung
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, daughter of Wotan
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: bank of the Rhine, mythological Germany
Synopsis: Brünnhilde calls out to Loge to set fire to Valhalla and destroy once and for all the gods who have caused her such pain. She then lights Siegfried's funeral pyle, mounts her house, and rides directly into it.