Concert will begin at 18:00 hours GMT
Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' Act I with Silvestrelli, O'Neill, Goerke and McKinny from Houston
Wagner's 'Götterdämmerung' is is the last in cycle of four operas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen. The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world. However, as with the rest of the Ring, Wagner's account diverges significantly from his Old Norse sources. Act I.
Performers: Christine Goerke: Brünnhilde. Simon O’Neill: Siegfried. Andrea Silvestrelli: Hagen. Andrea Carroll: Woglinde. Catherine Martin: Wellgunde. Renée Tatum: Flosshilde. Ryan McKinny: Gunther. Meredith Arwady: First Norn. Heidi Melton: Gutrune, Third Non.
Houston Grand Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Patrick Summers.
Recorded in 2017. Acts II & III to be broadcast next Saturday at the same time.