Richard Wagner / Hallé / Sir Mark Elder
A star-studded cast, backed by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé orchestra, provide the third instalment of Wagner’s monumental Ring Cycle in this concert performance.
Sir Mark Elder | Conductor
Simon O’Neill | Siegfried
Gerhard Siegel | Mime
Iain Paterson | The Wanderer
Samuel Youn | Alberich
Clive Bayley | Fafner
Anna Larsson |Erda
Christine Goerke | Brünnhilde
Malin Christensson | Woodbird
Wagner | Siegfried
A hero who knows no fear. A sword that cannot break. A love so strong it conquers immortality.
Following last year’s ecstatically received Die Walküre, the third instalment of the International Festival’s four-year Ring cycle leads us ever deeper into Wagner’s vast mythological universe, introducing us to the greatest operatic hero of them all.
Among an exceptional international cast, revered US soprano Christine Goerke returns as the mighty Valkyrie Brünnhilde, and New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill – last year’s Siegmund – takes the title role, with world-renowned Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson as the mysterious, all-knowing Wanderer.
Sung in German with English supertitles.