Listen Live & On-demand: New Production: Götterdämmerung - Latvian National Opera 19/11/11

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 7 November 2011 | 1:13:00 am

"The auditorium of the old Stadttheater ...was a pretty gloomy place. A native of Riga (who later) compared it to a "barn" (while in) conversation with Wagner asked him how he had been able to conduct there. Wagner replied there were three things about this "barn" (that) had stayed in his mind: First was the steeply rising stalls, rather like an amphitheatre; the second was the darkness of the auditorium; and the third was the surprisingly deep orchestra pit. If ever he succeded in building a theatre to his own designs, he added, he would keep these three features in mind" C.F. Glasenapp: Das Leben Richard Wagner (1894-1911)

EDIT: Sorry, I have now updated the archive link so that it now works!

Live from Riga (a city that may be responsible for the design of Bayreuth (see here) the final part of Latvian National Opera's Ring Cycle will finally be premiered. You can catch it both live and on demand there after on Latvijas Radio 3 Klasika starting at 14:55 GMT (ish. Check timezone differences). It will then be available in LE3 Klasika's archives for sometime. To access the archive for this (after the 19th) go here and scroll down to the show at 14:55.

Götterdämmerung 


New production



Dates:

19, 27 November 2011, 29 April, 10, 17 June 2012


Siegfried 
Lars Cleveman (who sang a very fine Siegfried at the Royal
Swedish Opera - listen below)

Brünnhilde 
Catherine Foster (Listen here)

Gunther 
Marcus Jupither

Hagen 
Johan Schinkler

Alberich 
Kosma Ranuer

Gutrune 
Elisabet Strid

Waltraute 
Liubov Sokolova

Woglinde 
Liene Kinca

Wellgunde 
Aira Rurane

Flosshilde 
Kristine Zadovska

Conductor:
Cornelius Meister

Director:
Viesturs Kairiss

Set Designs:
Ieva Jurjane

Costumes:
Ieva Jurjane

More here and here