06 April 2009

Siegfried - An American experience

Washington National Opera opens its monumental production of Siegfried, running for five performances, May 2 to 17 at the Kennedy Center Opera House. In this new production, a company premiere conducted by Michael Güttler, acclaimed director Francesca Zambello sets Wagner’s tale within the context of the American experience, a concept The New York Times hailed as "fresh and impressive". Pär Lindskog and Iréne Theorin make their WNO debuts as Siegfried and Brünnhilde, respectively, in a cast that also features Alan Held at Wotan/The Wanderer and Gordon Hawkins as Alberich.

WNO will offer concert performances of Götterdämmerung (November 7 and 15).

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