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 preludes that open Acts I and III are hugely impressive in their own right.

Musically and dramatically this is a two-part event not to be missed.

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

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