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Prom 18: Wagner - Siegfried

Duration:
4 hours, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 December 2013

Wagner 200

Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim at the 2013 BBC Proms with the third part of Wagner's Ring cycle, Siegfried

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Tom Service

Wagner: Siegfried (concert performance; sung in German)

Siegfried ..... Lance Ryan (tenor)
Brünnhilde ..... Nina Stemme (soprano)
Wanderer ..... Terje Stensvold (bass-baritone)
Mime ..... Peter Bronder (tenor)
Alberich ..... Johannes Martin Kränzle (baritone)
Fafner ..... Eric Halfvarson (bass)
Woodbird ..... Rinnat Moriah (soprano)
Erda ..... Anna Larsson (contralto)
Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)

Daniel Barenboim's Ring with the Staatskapelle Berlin - the first ever complete cycle at the BBC Proms - continues with the razored strings and yelping brass of a violent storm, the cloudburst of incestuous love, a bitter marital dispute and the first appearance of Wotan's rebel daughter, Brunnhilde, sung by a leading exponent of the role, Nina Stemme. The cunning dwarf, Mime, tries to manipulate Siegfried into stealing the magic ring from the dragon, Fafner, with the sword Nothung. But his plans go awry when Siegfried takes the ring for himself...

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