I keep listening to this, over and over. This is the crux of the Ring, when we discover that women will save the world (I mean, it’s complicated, because Wagner, but it’s true). And it’ll take the warriors and the mamas, all.
Jessye Norman is so astounding here I can hardly stand it.
O radiant wonder (Oh hehrstes Wunder)! Most glorious maid!
Thou bring’st me, true one, holiest balm!
For him whom we loved I save the beloved one:
may my thanks yet bring laughing reward!
Fare thou well! be blest in Sieglinde’s woe!