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Proms 2019 Prom 68: Wagner Night

Prom 68: Wagner Night
Prom 68: Wagner Night
19:30 Mon 9 Sep 2019 Royal Albert Hall
An evening dedicated to the music of Wagner. Dramatic soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Stephen Gould join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert of sweeping operatic drama, including music from the culmination of the Ring cycle, Götterdämmerung.
An evening dedicated to the music of Wagner. Dramatic soprano Christine Goerke and tenor Stephen Gould join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert of sweeping operatic drama, including music from the culmination of the Ring cycle, Götterdämmerung.

Programme

      • Der Freischütz – overture(10 mins)
      • Siegfried – Forest Murmurs(9 mins)
      • Le chasseur maudit(14 mins)
        • interval
        • Götterdämmerung – Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
        • Götterdämmerung – Duet 'Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde'
        • Götterdämmerung – Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
        • Götterdämmerung – Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene

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    About This Event

    Composer-themed evenings were a distinctive and popular feature of Henry Wood’s early Proms seasons: if it was Monday, it was Wagner Night.

    We revive this tradition with a concert whose first half explores the enchanted forest (both beguiling and darkly supernatural) – a key symbol of the German Romantic movement.

    The second half presents pivotal scenes from Götterdämmerung, the climax of Wagner’s four-opera magnum opus The Ring of the Nibelung – including Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music and the vocal tour de force of Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene.

    Approx. end time: 21:45

    Image: Christine Goerke © Arielle Doneson

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