Gotterdammerung – Dutch National Touring Opera



Götterdämmerung – Richard Wagner

Dutch National Touring Opera
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan


Composed bij Richard Wagner
Lyrics by Richard Wagner
Based on a play from Jacques Autreau
First première at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876

Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) is the last in Richard Wagner’s cycle of four music dramas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring).

The curse of the Ring continues as potions lead to betrayals, deception, and murder. Siegfried and Brünnhilde are tricked by Gutrune, Gunther, and Hagen at the Gibichung castle.
Siegfried retrieves the ring and is slain before Brünnhilde understands the deceit. In her rage, Brünnhilde takes the ring and plunges through her lover’s funeral pyre and into the Rhine to restore the ring to its rightful owners.
The flames of the pyre spread, destroying Valhalla and the gods. Brünnhilde’s sacrifice has broken the ring’s curse and a new beginning is possible.


Conductor: Ed Spanjaard
Assistant conductor: Arnaud Oosterbaan

Director: Antony Mc Donald
Designer: Antony Mc Donald
Costume design: Antony Mc Donald
Lighting: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Choreography: Lucy Burge
Dramaturgy: Helen cooper


Siegfried: Mata Turi
Gunther: Thomas Oliemans
Alberich: Nicholas Folwell
Hagen: Renatus Mészár
Brünnhilde: Kirsten Blanck
Gutrune: Susanne Geb
Waltraute: Daniela Denschlag
Erste Norn: Ceri Williams
Zweite Norn: Annelies Lamm
Dritte Norn: Miranda Keys
Woglinde: Hanneke de Wit
Wellgunde: Marjolijn Niels
Flosshilde: Corinne Romijn
Chorus of the Dutch National Opera
Chorus of the State Opera Stara Zagora
Chorus of the State Opera Varna
Het Gelders Orkest



12 mei 2012

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