I wonder how many people watching this recognise the music - "Ride of the Valkyries" from Wagner's Die Walkure, where the warrior maidens are taking all the dead warriors killed in battle on their horses up to Valhalla, the Gods' castle?
Talk about taking the ..............!!! Somehow, I do not think that members of the Wagner Society, or any other Wagnerian for that matter, would be amused!
I wonder what Hitler would have said if he had still been alive!!!
In Wagner's Ring cycle (consisting of four operas),Valhalla is the home of the gods of whom the chief is Wotan. It was built by the two giants Fafner and Fasholt. In the Ride of the Valkyries, his warrior daughters are taking all the people who have died in battle up to Valhalla on their horses. As in any opera, the plot is somewhat complicated and especially one that extends over four operas.isnt Valhalla the Home of the Heroes and Asgard the Home of the Gods?