Mastodon Janice Baird rides out while Alwyn Mellor rides in: Paris Opera, Walkure/Siegfried - The Wagnerian

Janice Baird rides out while Alwyn Mellor rides in: Paris Opera, Walkure/Siegfried

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday 2 February 2013 | 2:02:00 pm

Alwyn Mellor, originally engaged to sing three performances of each work, will now sing all the performances as Brünnhilde in the Paris Opera's current revivals of Günter Krämer's productions of Die Walküre and Siegfried conducted by Philippe Jordan. She replaces an ailing Janice Baird.

Die Walküre will be performed on

17, 20, 24* and 28 February
3*, 6 and 10* March

The cast also includes Egils Silins / Thomas Johannes Mayer*, Stuart Skelton, Martina Serafin, Sophie Koch and Günther Groissböck.


Siegfried will be performed on

21, 25 and 29 March
3, 7, 11 and 15 April

The cast also includes Torsten Kerl, Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Egils Silins, Peter Sidhom, Peter Lobert, Qiu Lin Zhang and Elena Tsallagova.


"Set to become one of the great Wagnerian sopranos of her generation" (Opera Now), Alwyn Mellor has previously enjoyed success as Brünnhilde with Longborough Festival Opera, Bergen National Opera (formerly Den Nye Opera) and Oper Leipzig as well as in concert with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kent Nagano. Other recent Wagnerian successes have included Sieglinde in Die Walküre with Opera North and Isolde in Tristan und Isolde with Grange Park Opera.

This Summer, she sings three complete cycles as Brünnhilde in Stephen Wadsworth's production for Seattle Opera conducted by Asher Fisch, with a cast including Stefan Vinke, Greer Grimsley, Stephanie Blythe, Stuart Skelton and Margaret Jane Wray.


Alwyn Mellor, Tristan und Isolde, Grange Park 2011