Wagner's Siegfried

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jay Hunter Morris in 'Siegfried' Jay Hunter Morris in 'Siegfried' (Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Just as the Metropolitan Opera is unveiling its production of Siegfried, the third opera in Wagner’s "Ring" Cycle, this week, Saturday at the Opera turns its focus to the San Francisco Opera’s production from its 2010-11 season. The overarching theme in director Francesca Zambello's conception is American history seen through an ecological lens and thus the "Ring" becomes a metaphor about the management and mismanagement of natural resources.

Tenor Jay Hunter Morris, pressed into service as the Met's Siegfried this fall, is heard here in his debut performance in the role. Nina Stemme is Brünnhilde and Mark Delavan is Wotan. Donald Runnicles conducts.

CAST:

Siegfried - Jay Hunter Morris
The Wanderer (Wotan) - Mark Delavan
Brünnhilde - Nina Stemme
Mime - David Cangelosi
Alberich - Gordan Hawkins
Fafner - Daniel Sumegi
Erda - Ronnita Miller
Forest Bird - Stacey Tappan

CONDUCTOR: Donald Runnicles
STAGE DIRECTOR: Francesca Zambello
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

Comments [3]

Julian from Manhattan

What a fabulous performance!

Oct. 29 2011 05:07 PM
EROS THANATOS from PORTO ALEGRE - BRASIL

EXCELENTE ESTE SITE, AQUI NO EXTREMO SUL DO BRASIL FICO SATISFEITO EM PODER ACESSAR A UM BOM PROGRAMA DE CULTURA E PESQUISA.

Oct. 29 2011 03:48 PM
concetta nardone from Elmont, NY

What great vitality in this score. Dreary weather today but the score gets me up and running. I noticed since QXR started the new web site, Mr. Meltzer does not pass on comments. His comments were very interesting. Almost as witty as mine.Hope he is alright and that this station goes back to an easier site to manouver. Waiting for the great music that ends the first act.

Oct. 29 2011 01:10 PM

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