Saturday 2nd June 2018
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
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Concert begins at 5pm
Approximate finishing time 7.50pm
Wagner - Siegfried Act I
Wagner - Siegfried Act II
Sir Mark Elder
Simon O’Neill, Siegfried / tenor
Gerhard Siegel, Mime / tenor
Iain Paterson, The Wanderer / bass-baritone
Martin Winkler, Alberich / bass-baritone
Clive Bailey, Fafner / bass
Malin Christensson, Woodbird / 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 opens Acts I is hugely impressive in its own right.
Musically and dramatically this is a two-part event not to be missed. Act III will be performed the following day Sunday 3 June.
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