Lördag 23 juni 2012 på 16:30
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR, United Kingdom
The quest for the Ring continues with ‘Die Walküre’, the second opera in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ cycle – ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’. All four operas that form the ‘Ring’ cycle are being performed over a four year period at The Sage Gateshead by Opera North.
Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
Richard Farnes: Conductor
Erik Nelson Werner: Siegmund
Alwyn Mellor: Sieglinde
Clive Bayley: Hunding
Béla Perencz: Wotan
Katarina Karnéus: Fricka
Annalena Persson: Brünnhilde
Peter Mumford: Concert Staging / Lighting Designer
Wagner’s most famous music brings his monumental drama to life as the king of the gods tries to undo the curse of the ring: the second part of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’.
The musical highlights are many and some will be very familiar through their regular play in films, advertising and on the radio: Siegmund’s hymn of praise to the coming of spring and the awakening of love, ‘Winterstürme’, the Ride of the Valkyries, the Magic Fire music and, above all, the great confrontation between Wotan and Brünnhilde.
The full scale and splendour of Wagner’s magnificent conception is revealed in this dramatic concert performance. With film projections and atmospheric lighting, you have the rare opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the music, conducted by Opera North’s Music Director Richard Farnes.
Sung in German with English titles