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Valkyrie (Act I) 2010BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO)

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Performances of Wagner’s operas, even in concert form, are now rare outside the Edinburgh Festival. Donald Runnicles had a high reputation for his Wagner interpretation, and once conducted Lohengrin in an Edinburgh Festival concert, so it was appropriate that he should include the first act of Walküre, with a notable cast, in his first season with the BBC Scottish Symphony. The concert programme began with the violin concerto of Sibelius, an interesting coupling.

The Glasgow performance was preceded by a discussion led by the well known Scottish broadcaster (and opera fan) James Naughtie.

Performance Cast

Siegmund a Volsung

Stuart Skelton

Sieglinde a Volsung, sister of Siegmund

Heidi Melton

Hunding husband of Sieglinde

Reinhard Hagen

Performance DatesValkyrie (Act I) 2010

Map List

City Halls, Glasgow | Glasgow

30 Sep, 19.30

Usher Hall | Edinburgh

3 Oct, 19.30

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