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Götterdämmerung 1976English National Opera

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The ENO Ring had been in the repertoire since the beginning of the decade, with the first London cycles played during the summer of 1973. Several more had been given on tour in 1975 and a further batch in 1976. While Twilight of the Gods had appeared on its own in Edinburgh during the 1972 tour, this was the only complete cycle they gave in Scotland. Indeed this was the last visit to Scotland by ENO, which was about to stop touring altogether.

Charles Mackerras took a brisker view of the work than Reginald Goodall, who had built up the production. Several of the singers remained from the original, most notably the incomparable Rita Hunter and Alberto Remedios. Anne Collins got this final evening off to an excellent start. Katie Clarke was already singing Brünnhilde on the continent, and Elizabeth Connell would later do the same.

Cast details from a programme in the OperaScotland collection.

Performance Cast

First Norn

Anne Collins

Second Norn

Elizabeth Connell

Third Norn

Katie Clarke

Brünnhilde Siegfried's lover

Rita Hunter

Siegfried

Alberto Remedios

Gunther a Gibichung

Norman Welsby

Hagen son of Alberich

Noel Mangin

Gutrune a Gibichung, Gunther's sister

Ava June

Waltraute a Valkyrie, Brünnhilde's sister

Elizabeth Connell

Alberich a Nibelung

Malcolm Rivers

Woglinde a Rhinemaiden

Audrey Gunn

Wellgunde a Rhinemaiden

Shelagh Squires

Flosshilde a Rhinemaiden

Helen Attfield

Performance DatesGötterdämmerung 1976

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 May, 16.30

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