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this shaft: once more let it (#21) splinter upon my eternal spear (:#136)! (He stretches out his spear.)

 

Siegfried: (drawing his sword) (#66:) My father’s foe! Do I find you here? (#66:; #voc?: [possible back reference to music heard, or sung by Siegmund, before Siegmund pulls Nothung out of Hunding’s house-ash in V.1.3?]) What a glorious chance for vengeance is this (:#66; :#voc? [back reference to V.1.3?])! Stretch forth your spear: (#57) my sword shall strike it in splinters! (With one blow, he strikes the Wanderer’s spear in two. #21)

 

(A flash of lightning bursts forth from it towards the summit, where the glow, previously somewhat faint, now begins to blaze with ever increasing fury. The blow is accompanied by a loud clap of thunder, which quickly dies away. The fragments of the spear fall at Wotan’s feet. He calmly gathers them up. #21)

 

Wanderer: (#53:; #54:) go on your way! I cannot stop you (:#53; :#54)!

 

(#53?:; #54?:; #37: He suddenly disappears in total darkness.)

 

Siegfried: (#66:) Has the coward fled with vanquished weapon? (#66) (Siegfried’s attention is caught by the growing brightness of the clouds of fire that roll down the mountain towards him.) (#129b?; #15; #92) Ha, rapturous glow! Radiant gleam! (#92:; #128b/#15 >>:) The pathway lies open, (#92) shining before me. – (#129b; #129b varis >>:) To bathe in the fire! (#128b?; #129b?) To find the bride in the flames! Hoho! Hahei! (#103?:) Now I’ll summon some boon companion!

 

(Siegfried raises his horn to his lips and plunges into the billowing fire which, sweeping down from the heights, has now spread to the front of the stage. #103/#35; #98; #98; #92; #103, #98 & #92 develop; #15/#103; #98 repeated & developed; no longer visible, Siegfried seems to be moving away towards the summit. The flames reach their brightest intensity. From now on, the glow, having reached its brightest intensity, begins to fade, gradually dissolving into ever finer clouds, which are lit as though by the red light of dawn: #97 >>; #98; #92 repeated & developed over #15

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