On this album, Ben Heppner, recognised as one of the world's leading Heldentenors, features a selection of the finest excerpts for tenor voice from Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. Tracing the life of Wagner's ultimate hero, Siegfried, from his father Siegmund ('Die Walküre') to Siegfried's youth ('Siegfried') and death ('Götterdämmerung'), the album features famous excerpts including 'WinterstÃ¼rme wichen dem Wonnemond' and 'Notung! Notung! Neidliches Schwert' as well as orchestral excerpts such as Siegfried's Funeral March. Supported by the excellent Staatskapelle Dresden and accomplished Wagner expert Peter Schneider, a regular guest conductor at the Bayreuth festival since the early 1980s with more than 100 conducted performances, Ben Heppner's approach to Siegfried's life is a supreme musical experience for every Wagner lover.