Gold Power Love Death – The Song of the Nibelungs

narrated by Frank Alexander Engel based on various sources of the medieval saga | puppet theatre for 12 year olds and older | duration: 80 minutes
Director: Frank Alexander Engel
Stage design, costumes and puppets: Kerstin Schmidt and Frank Alexander Engel
Music and sound: Sebastian Herzfeld
Make-up: Nadine Wottke
Cast: Melissa Stock (Student of Contemporary Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts), Karoline Vogel, Heinrich Bennke, Tomas Mielentz

The old song of love and betrayal, of loyalty and revenge

In the beginning there were gods, giants, dwarfs. And gold. An immense treasure promising wealth and power. But the gold is cursed. It brings no happiness to its human owners. In the end, everyone is dead. All of them? What about Brunhild – the legendary, once invincible, mighty queen from the far north? She is no longer mentioned in the Nibelungenlied after the quarrel with Kriemhild and the murder of Siegfried the dragon-slayer. In our version of the old saga, we tell her story. The story of unrequited love, of betrayal and hatred, of greed for enormous wealth and power, of loyalty and delusion and of a terrible revenge that leads to the downfall of once mighty kingdoms.

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