Wagner’s Siegfried Act III

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Sunday 3rd June 2018

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

From £13.50 (inc. booking fees); £5 student offer available

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Wagner - Siegfried Act III

Conductor
Sir Mark Elder

Featuring:
Simon O’Neill, Siegfried / tenor
Iain Paterson, The Wanderer / bass-baritone
Anna Larsson, Erda / contralto
Rachel Nicholls, Brünnhilde / soprano

Sir Mark, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner’s mammoth opera Siegfried, the third part of the Ring cycle. Based on ancient Nordic sagas, the Ring is a timeless moral drama concerned with love, power and corruption, a vast fable that is as relevant today as ever. In Siegfried, the opera’s eponymous hero forges a mighty sword, slays the dragon Fafner, goes on to possess the cursed Ring and releases the sleeping Brünnhilde from her fiery mountain-top exile. Wagner’s use of musical leitmotifs as an integral part of the story is simply enthralling, while the glorious orchestral prelude that open Act III is hugely impressive in its own right.

Musically and dramatically this is a two-part event not to be missed. Acts I and II will be performed on the previous day Saturday 2 June.

(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; Michael Lewin International Artists’ Management; Anna Thorbjörnsson; rachelnicholls.com; Askonas Holt)

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