Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT
Barenboim conducts Wagner's 'Siegfried' in Milan
Wagner's 'Siegfried' is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen. This part of the opera is primarily inspired by the story of the legendary hero Sigurd in Norse mythology. In a cave in the forest, the Nibelung dwarf Mime, Alberich's brother, is forging a sword. Mime is plotting to obtain the Ring for himself. He has raised the human boy Siegfried as a foster child, to kill the dragon, Fafner, who guards the Ring and other treasures. Performers:
Siegfried: Lance Ryan.
Mime: Peter Bronder.
Der Wanderer: Juha Uusitalo.
Alberich: Johannes Martin Kränzle.
Fafner: Dean Peterson.
Erda: Anna Larsson.
Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme.
Stimme des Waldvogels: Rinnat Moriah.
Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Alla Scala. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.