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The Hallé - Siegfried: Acts I and II

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Bridgewater HallManchester, North-West, M2 3WS, United Kingdom
On Saturday 2 June 2018 at 17:00
Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)Siegfried: Acts I and II
The Hallé
Sir Mark ElderConductor
Simon O'NeillTenorSiegfried
Gerhard SiegelTenorMime
Iain PatersonBass-baritoneThe Wanderer
Clive BaileyBassFafner
Malin ChristenssonSopranoWoodbird

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.


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