Premiere: Siegfried, Kent Nagano, Den Nye Opera - 21 and 26 November

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 21 November 2011 | 10:00:00 pm

Sorry this is late but see what happens when you vanish for a little while. This production features what seems like half of LFOs Siegfried. However, I think tickets are still available for the 26th. See here for more.

21 and 24 November, 6 pm, Grieghallen

The stage is set for a big operatic event when star conductor Kent Nagano arrives to Den Nye Opera to conduct Wagner's Siegfried in concert version, the first ever performance of the entire opera in Bergen.

Kent Nagano has established himself as one of the most visionary and insightful interpreters of both opera and symphonic music. He has been artistic director for several leading orchestras and opera houses, including the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Hallé-orchestra in England.

Siegfried is performed by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and a handpicked team of singers. Among them we find the great Wagner tenor Christian Franz, and rising star Alwyn Mellor, who has been praised for her interpretations of Brünnhilde.

"Christian Franz was a perfect Siegfried."
- San Francisco Chronicle

"Possessing the amplitude and genuine vocal resources of a Wagnerian soprano, [Alwyn Mellor] soars strongly all evening and is moving as the ultimately transfigured lover."
- The Sunday Telegraph