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Valkyrie 2003Scottish Opera

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The 2003-04 season of Scottish Opera was dominated by its opening event. Tim Albery's production of Der Ring des Nibelungen had been assembled during the three previous Edinburgh Festivals. The 2003 Festival was the culmination of this process, with complete cycles performed. After this intensive sequence of two Edinburgh cycles, the company moved on to give two in Glasgow and a final one at the recently opened Lowry at Salford Quays.

For non-Wagnerites, the rest of the season consisted of new productions of The Magic Flute and La bohème with a revival of Aïda. There was also an intimate staging of Eugene Onegin - with piano in the autumn and a small band in the spring. The Essential Scottish Opera team made its annual tour of the Highlands and Islands. A distinct novelty was a new piece composed specifically for children - on a larger scale than the company's previous works of this kind, The Minotaur by Julian Evans toured with a small orchestra.

The cast of Walküre in the cycles had one major change from its earlier appearance, with a new Sieglinde, just as good as her predecessor.

Performance Cast

Siegmund a Volsung

Jan Kyhle

Sieglinde a Volsung, sister of Siegmund

Marie Plette

Hunding husband of Sieglinde

Carsten Stabell

Wotan father of the Valkyries and Volsungs

Matthew Best

Brünnhilde a Valkyrie

Elizabeth Byrne

Fricka Wotan's estranged wife

Anne Mason

Gerhilde a Valkyrie

Sarah Rhodes

Ortlinde a Valkyrie

Mary Callan Clarke

Waltraute a Valkyrie

Jane Irwin

Schwertleite a Valkyrie

Kathleen Wilkinson

Helmwige a Valkyrie

Rachel Hynes

Siegrune a Valkyrie

Clare Shearer

Grimgerde a Valkyrie

Yvonne Lea

Rossweisse a Valkyrie

Leah-Marian Jones

Performance DatesValkyrie 2003

Map List

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

12 Aug, 17.00 26 Aug, 17.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

6 Sep, 17.00 1 Nov, 17.00

Lowry | Salford

4 Oct, 17.00

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