The Valkyrie: Act Three, Scene Two - Bruennhilde's rocky peak: The Valkyries, Bruennhilde, and Wotan
Wotan now makes his dramatic arrival in a rage over Bruennhilde’s disobedience, and preparing to administer severe punishment once he has her in hand:
Wotan’s voice: (…) Stay, bruennhild’! (…)
The eight Valkyries: (retreating in fear up the rocky cliff and drawing Bruennhilde with them) Hither, lost sister! Let him not see you! Huddle closer and heed not his call!
(They hide Bruennhilde in their midst and look anxiously in the direction of the pinewood, which is now lit up by a brilliant fiery glow, while the front of the stage has become completely dark.)
The eight Valkyries: Alas! In his fury Wotan dismounts from his horse – hither he storms with vengeful step.