Siegmund in Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre is a signature role for Jonas Kaufmann. His account of the tragic hero is passionate, radiant and combative in equal measure. To celebrate the end of the year, Kirill Petrenko, acclaimed for his interpretations of Wagner’s music at the Bayreuth Festival and elsewhere, conducts the first act of the opera. Its love triangle confronts us with emotional extremes, as it depicts blood vengeance, incest and the ultimate happiness of love. The programme opens with excerpts from Tannhäuser that encapsulate the festivity, fervour and shimmering eroticism of the opera.
Kirill Petrenko conductor
Vida Miknevičiūtė soprano (Sieglinde)
Jonas Kaufmann tenor (Siegmund)
Georg Zeppenfeld bass (Hunding)
Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Overture and Der Venusberg
Die Walküre: Act I
Vida Miknevičiūtė soprano (Sieglinde), Jonas Kaufmann tenor (Siegmund), Georg Zeppenfeld bass (Hunding)