Sunday 27th November 2016
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £13.50 (including booking fee)
Wagner - Das Rheingold
This performance will be 150 minutes long with no interval.
Sir Mark Elder
Woglinde: Sarah Tynan, Soprano
Wellgunde: Madeleine Shaw, Mezzo-soprano
Flosshilde: Leah-Marian Jones, Mezzo-soprano
Alberich: Samuel Youn, Baritone
Wotan: Iain Paterson, Bass-baritone
Fricka: Susan Bickley, Mezzo-soprano
Freia: Emma Bell, Soprano
Fasolt: Reinhard Hagen, Bass
Fafner: Clive Bayley, Bass
Donner: David Stout, Baritone
Froh: David Butt Philip, Tenor
Loge: Will Hartmann, Tenor
Mime: Nicky Spence, Tenor
Erda: Susanne Resmark, Mezzo-soprano
A superb cast of soloists joins acclaimed Wagnerian Sir Mark and the orchestra for a concert performance of Das Rheingold, the first part of Wagner’s epic The Ring of the Niebelung, with its origins in the ancient Norse sagas. The story of the cycle concerns the struggles of gods, heroes and other mythical figures over the possession of a magic ring that gives its bearer mastery over the entire world. It begins with a magnificent orchestral evocation of the River Rhine and ends with the gods ascending into Valhalla over a magic rainbow. In between, much of the action of The Ring is set up, Wagner using a series of ingenious musical leitmotifs associated with its various characters, locations and themes. It will be a remarkable musical and dramatic experience.
‘The orchestra, reinforced for the occasion to more than 100 and with enough harps on- and off-stage to re-stock Paradise, responded with world-class playing from every section. Elder’s Hallé is now transcendent.’ The Daily Telegraph on the Hallé’s performance of Wagner’s ‘Götterdämmerung’.
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