1 Act The Wälsung Siegmund reached fleeing pursuers, severely exhausted the Hunding's dwelling place. His wife, Sieglinde, receives the hero and gives him to drink. As Hunding returns home Siegmund tells life fulfilled by accident. Hunding very soon realizes that he has that man before him to kill the he is pulled out. Because he wants to preserve the expression, it moves the duel with the unarmed Siegmund for the next morning. Sieglinde succeeds her husband to proffer a sleeping-draught. Also, it gives you a mysterious sword, which was launched by a mysterious stranger in the trunk of an ash Siegmund. Siegmund and Sieglinde, who are kindled in love with each other, recognize that they are Zwillingsgeschwister and violate the expression with her inzestiösen, adulterous love.
2 Act The mysterious stranger is the Supreme God Wotan, the guardian of all contracts. With a mortal, he had once the twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. He now wants the Valkyrie Brünnhilde - his daughter from the marriage me send the goddess Erda - to the battlefield, to give the victory to Siegmund in the round of fighting against Hunding. But as Wotan's wife Fricka intervenes: the Lord of the treaties should not cover such illegalities such as adultery and incest. Wotan's hope that once a hero could regain the ring of the Nibelung, is confounded. He orders the Valkyrie Brünnhilde against own desire to kill Siegmund. These announced his imminent death of Siegmund, promises him but also the glorious entry into Valhalla. Siegmund refuses when he learns that Sieglinde can not accompany him. Brünnhilde, stirred by his love, breaks Wotan's command and fights for Siegmund. Wotan is forced to announce the death of Siegmund itself.
3 Act Brünnhilde then rescues pregnant Sieglinde. For Ibrahim and Siegmund son, who is to say Siegfried Brünnhilde leaves the sword of his father's broken in the fight against Hunding and Wotan. As the angry Wotan reached the renegade Valkyrie, it deprives the divinity and she condemned to become the woman of the first best. Finally he mitigate his sentence: the best. He surrounds the sleeping with a fire wall, which only the best can pass through to wake Brünnhilde.