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Selections from ‘Der Ring Des Nibelungen’: Sheffield 2/2/13

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday 28 January 2013 | 12:24:00 am

Should you happen to be anywhere near Sheffield (UK) next weekend you might want to check out:

Sheffield Symphony Orchestra Concert 3- Saturday 2nd February 2013

Venue             St. Mark’s Church, Broomhill, Sheffield
Date                Saturday 2nd February 2013

Time               7.30 pm

Saint-SaensCello Concerto no 1
WagnerSelection from Der Ring des Nibelungen
Das Rheingold: Opening
Das Rheingold: Entry of the Gods Into Valhalla
Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries
Die Walkure: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music
Seigfried: Forest Murmurs
Gotterdammerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music
Gotterdammerung: Brunhilde's Immolation

Conductor… Dane Lam
Cello Soloist...Eliza Carew           
Soprano Soloist.... Kimberley Myers                        
Tickets            £8.50 full/ £6.50 unwaged/ £4.50 student-child

                         Sheffield Symphony Orchestra  tel. 07815 148323,
                          SSO members or at the door

An undertaking as massive as any in the annals of Western Civilization  Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelugen represents a supreme artistic achievement: the fusion of poetry, music, visual art, movement and drama creating the composers vision for a 'total artwork'. Now, Wagner's Ring Cycle clocks in at about 15 hours of music over four nights - a rewarding but time-consuming commitment. Inspired by Norse mythology, the operas tell the story of the monumental struggle for the famous Ring by men, gods and other mythological beings culminating in cataclysm. Luckily the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra has picked some of the operas' most compelling orchestral music spanning the vast story of the cycle all to be delivered in one epic night. Kicking off proceedings we are pleased to welcome up-and-coming cellist, 16-year-old Eliza Carew to play Saint-Saens' impassioned cello concerto.