Following their spectacular Die Walkre in 2017, Sir Andrew Davis and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra reunite with a sensational international cast of soloists for the overwhelming power of Wagners greatest achievement.
Human greed rules the world and the deceitful Hagen hatches a vengeful plot to exploit the monumental power of the all- mighty Ring. Valkyrie Brnnhilde battles to restore the worlds order " but at a devastating price.
A work of unimaginable scale and artistry, drawing on Greek and Norse myths, written over 26 years, and totalling 15 hours, Wagners Ring cycle is one of the most challenging and rewarding operatic creations in the canon. The fourth and final opera in the Ring cycle is its grandest, a towering myth of inextinguishable love and dark deception that forces the gods themselves to face their doom.
Gtterdmmerung marks the culmination of four years of concert performances of the Ring cycle at the International Festival, giving the audience a rare opportunity to watch the orchestra take centre stage, grappling with all the power, emotion and complexities of Wagners epic score. Gtterdmmerung is certain to be an unmissable International Festival highlight.
This concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at a future date.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor
Christine Goerke Brnnhilde
Burkhard Fritz Siegfried
Amber Wagner Gutrune
Josef Wagner Gunther
Samuel Youn Alberich
Ain Anger Hagen
Karen CargillWaltraute & Second Norn
Ronnita MillerFirst Norn
Erin WallThird Norn
Danae Kontora Woglinde
Catriona Morison Wellgunde
Nadezhda Karyazina Flosshilde
Timothy Dean Director
Richard Wagner Gtterdmmerung