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Siegfried (version concert)

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By Octave 30 December 2020

“Who am I?” wonders the orphan raised by the perfidious Mime, and the son of Sigmund and Sieglinde. The quest for identity and the awakening of manhood are at the heart of Siegfried. From simple mortal to fiery hero, the rite of passage of this pure being leads him to measure himself against those stronger than he is. Triumphing over all, Siegfried finds himself in possession of the Ring. But what can the greatest treasure of all mean to someone completely disinterested? One thing remains for this reckless hero still to encounter: fear. On finding the sleeping Brünnhilde, Siegfried must abruptly face infantile fears as yet unknown to him. It is in bringing the Walkyrie back to life that he attains adulthood. And thereby brings love into the world.      

Cast

SIEGFRIED
Deuxième journée en trois actes de L'Anneau du Nibelung
SIEGFRIED : Andreas Schager
MIME : Gerhard Siegel
DER WANDERER : Iain Paterson
ALBERICH : Jochen Schmeckenbecher
FAFNER : Dmitry Ivashchenko
ERDA : Wiebke Lehmkuhl
WALDWOGEL : Tamara Banješević
BRÜNNHILDE : Ricarda Merbeth


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