17th November

Concert will begin at 17:00 hours GMT

Wagner's 'Siegfried' with Vinke, Stemme, Siegel and Lundgren from London

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Wagner's 'Siegfried' is the third of the four music dramas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen. A cave in rocks in the forest. An orchestral introduction includes references to leitmotifs including themes relating to the original hoard plundered by the Nibelung Alberich, and one in B flat minor associated with the Nibelungs themselves. As the curtain rises, Alberich's brother, the dwarf Mime, is forging a sword. Mime is plotting to obtain the powerful ring originally created by his brother Alberich for himself. He has raised the human boy Siegfried as a foster child, to kill Fafner, who obtained the ring and other treasures in the opera Das Rheingold and has since transformed himself from a giant to a dragon. Performers:

Siegfried: Stefan Vinke.
Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme.
Mime: Gerhard Siegel.
Wanderer: John Lundgren.
Alberich: Johannes Martin Kränzle.
Fafner: Brindley Sherratt.
Erda: Wiebke Lehmkuhl. 
Woodbird: Heather Engebretson.

Royal Opera House Orchestra. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.

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