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Valkyrie (Act 1) 2016Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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For the 2015/16 season, the Usher Hall management have announced a series of concerts by visiting orchestras timed for three o'clock on Sunday afternoons. They are billed as'Sunday Classics - Music for relaxing afternoons'. This may apply to most of the programmes, but surely not to any act of Wagner. In addition, of course, the single act is not considered sufficient entertainment even for a Sunday afternoon. The usual plan would be to start with orchestral Wagner - an oveerture such as Rienzi or Tannhäuser or the Siegfried Idyll, perhaps two such items. Not content with such predictable planning, the Texans offer us nothing less than Beethoven's Fifth, which will certainly get the afternoon off to a rousing start.

The Sieglinde did appear in Edinburgh a dozen years or more ago, and can be expected to give a fierily dramatic performance. The tenor, conductor and orchestra are less familiar, but have excellent reputations. The bass allotted to Hunding has not yet been announced.

Performance Cast

Siegmund a Volsung

Clifton Forbis

Sieglinde a Volsung, sister of Siegmund

Michelle DeYoung

Performance DatesValkyrie (Act 1) 2016

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

10 Apr, 15.00

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