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Götterdämmerung 2019Edinburgh International Festival

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The opera programme for the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival includes two fully-staged productions. The Komische Opera, Berlin, last here in 2015, brings a staging by director Barrie Kosky of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Scottish Opera's contribution is the European premiere of the noted American compoer Missy Mazzoli's interpretation of Breaking the Waves, a bleak view of life in the Scottish Highlands, as depicted in the 1996 film by Lars von Trier.

The series of notable concert performances features Götterdämmerung, bringing to a climax the Festival's four-year cycle of Wagner's Ring. A second Berlin company, the Deutsche Oper, led by its Scottish conductor, Donald Runnicles, brings Puccini's rare early Manon Lescaut featuring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. Iestyn Davies leads the cast in a performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice.

There is a rare and wonderful Elgar oratorio, the Kingdom, with the Edinburgh Festival Chorus joined by Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé. Even more unusual is the celebration of Leonard Bernstein's centenary - a concert presentation by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra of his great musical West Side Siory. In addition, the opening concert brings the Los Angeles Philharmonic and their charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel in Mahler's titanic 'Resurrection' Symphony. And the Orchestre de Paris bring Britten's War Requiem.

Performance Cast

First Norn

Ronnita Miller

Second Norn

Karen Cargill

Third Norn

Erin Wall

Brünnhilde Siegfried's lover

Christine Goerke


Burkhard Fritz

Gunther a Gibichung

Josef Wagner

Hagen son of Alberich

Ain Anger

Gutrune a Gibichung, Gunther's sister

Amber Wagner

Waltraute a Valkyrie, Brünnhilde's sister

Karen Cargill

Alberich a Nibelung

Samuel Youn

Woglinde a Rhinemaiden

Danaë Kontora

Wellgunde a Rhinemaiden

Catriona Morison

Flosshilde a Rhinemaiden

Nadezhda Karyazina

Performance DatesGötterdämmerung 2019

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

25 Aug, 16.00

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