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Brünhild, Queen of Iceland, is famous for her beauty and strength and is considered the invincible ruler of the Nordic Arctic Ocean. However, her father, Wotan, promises her hand in marriage to whoever can defeat her in a three-way fight, and so numerous suitors lose their lives. But then a familiar face appears, one that Brunhild once fell for for a brief moment before rejecting him: Siegfried.


The famous dragon slayer and owner of the Nibelung treasure returns with a new task in the entourage of the Burgundian King Gunther. His goal is to help Gunther defeat Brünhild so that he can marry Gunther's sister Kriemhild. Through a trick, the seemingly impossible is achieved: Brünhild is defeated and the agreed exchange of woman for woman takes place. Burgundy's wedding bells ring twice.


While Brünhild is forced to the altar, away from her home against her will, Kriemhild falls in love with Siegfried, despite her own vow to renounce men. She has no idea about Siegfried's short past with Brünhild. But Brünhild refuses Gunther's wedding night and humiliates him in front of the court, which again causes Siegfried to intervene under the cloak of invisibility. When Kriemhild realizes the truth about the structure, she unexpectedly allies herself with her former rival.


In Ferdinand Schmalz's new adaptation of the famous Nibelungen myth, the two queens break out of the constraints of their predetermined roles. Having been sold off, cheated and violated by fathers, brothers and husbands, the Hilden defend themselves against this male world and begin a campaign of revenge against those who played with their fates.

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Participating artists
Ferdinand Schmalz (Autor/in)
Markus Bothe
Svenja Liesau (brünhild)
Julischka Eichel (kriemhild)
Ulrich Matthes (nornen)
Felix Goeser (wotan)
Janek Maudrich (siegfried)
Florian Köhler (gunther)
Jonas Hien (hagen)
Jeremy Mockridge (gernot)
Andri Schenardi (giselher)
Dates
March 2024
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