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Our star contralto Anna Larsson sings Erda in Siegfried by R.Wagner at the Cesis Art Festival and Cesis Concert Hall.

RICHARD WAGNER. SIEGFRIED. An opera concert performance In Cesis Concert Hall 29. July, Saturday - 16:00 Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

As a new contribution to the ‘Cēsis Wagneriana’, the Cēsis Art Festival and Cēsis Concert Hall jointly present a performance of the third part of Richard Wagner’s opera tetralogy ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ – ‘Siegfried’. The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra will be led by the young, wise and passionate Finnish maestro Tarmo Peltokoski, who has already taken the international musical scene by storm.

The ‘Siegfried’ opera is a tale of a young man who slays a dragon and learns the power of love. Siegfried does not know fear; he craves adventure and successfully forges a hero sword. A taste of the poisonous dragon’s blood allows him to understand the language of the Woodbird. Siegfried does not even suspect that the fight for the ring of the Nibelung continues and the twilight of the gods is approaching; without as much as batting an eyelid, he crosses the magic ring of fire, kisses and wakes up Brünnhilde, put to sleep by Wotan, and finally experiences fear: he has encounter a hitherto unfamiliar desire. The opera is crowned by a jubilant song of praise to ‘radiant love, laughing death’ by Brünnhilde, the Valkyrie who has lost her immortality, and the naïve hero Siegfried.

The concert performance at Cēsis Concert Hall will star some of the world’s leading opera singers at the prime of their career.



Written By
Göran Eliasson
29 juli 2023