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Sydney Opera House to recreate 1973 opening Wagner gala.

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday 15 January 2012 | 1:24:00 am

Back in the days when even the Wagnerian was to young to wonder around in the woods looking for a bear, the Sydney Opera House celebrated it's opening with a Wagner gala concert performed by the legendary Charles Mackerras and Birgit Nilsson on 29 September 1973. Now 39 years later (39 years? I really am getting old) they are to recreate that performance albeit, obviously, with a different coupling: Simone Young and Christine Brewer. Details below where, if you click the more info link at the bottom, you will find a music player containing the original concert!


Die Meistersinger: Prelude
Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Funeral March, Brünnhilde's Immolation

Simone Young conductor
Christine Brewer soprano


Aug 9 - 11, 2012

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