Sunday 3rd June 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
From £14 (inc. booking fees); £5.50 student offer available
Concert begins at 6pm
Approximate finishing time 7.45pm
Please note: there will be no interval in this performance
Wagner - Siegfried Act III
Sir Mark Elder
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:
(Image credits: Benjamin Ealovega; Stephen Langdon; Groves Artists; Anna Thorbjörnsson)
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