Saturday on BBC Radio 3 – Opera On 3 – GOTTERDAMMERUNG

RO06_GotterdammerungWagner’s Götterdämmerung
Conducted by Antonio Pappano

Saturday 13 May 2006 18:00-23:00 (Radio 3)  (1 pm EDT)

“A dark day dawns for the gods” in the final opera of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle.

Keith Warner’s brand-new production for the Royal Opera House is presented from Covent Garden by Stephanie Hughes, in conversation with the people who’ve brought the huge undertaking to fruition: Keith Warner, conductor Antonio Pappano, and the three singers at the heart of Götterdämmerung.

John Treleaven’s innocent Siegfried is hoodwinked, corrupted and destroyed by John Tomlinson’s scheming Hagen – but can Lisa Gasteen’s Brünnhilde snatch final victory from the jaws of defeat?

Duration:   5 hours

Brünnhilde …… Lisa Gasteen (soprano)
Siegfried …… John Treleaven (tenor)
Hagen …… John Tomlinson (bass)
Gunther, his half-brother …… Peter Coleman-Wright (baritone)
Gutrune, his half-sister …… Emily Magee (soprano)
Waltraute …… Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano)
Alberich …… Peter Sidhom (baritone)
First Norn …… Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo-soprano)
Second Norn …… Yvonne Howard (mezzo-soprano)
Third Norn …… Marina Poplavskaya (soprano)

Rhinemaidens:
Woglinde …… Sarah Fox (soprano)
Wellgunde …… Heather Shipp (mezzo-soprano)
Flosshilde …… Sarah Castle (mezzo-soprano)

The Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director Renato Balsadonna)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (concert master Peter Manning)
Antonio Pappano (conductor)

BBC – Radio 3 – Opera On 3.

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