Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde)
Amber Wagner, soprano (Sieglinde)
James Rutherford, bass-baritone (Wotan)
Jessica Faselt, soprano (Helmwige)
Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano (Ortlinde)
Kelly Cae Hogan, soprano (Gerhilde)
Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano (Siegrune)
Dana Beth Miller, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde)
Ronnita Miller, mezzo-soprano (Schwertleite)
Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano (Rossweisse)
Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano (Waltraute)
Richard Wagner – “Act III” from Die Walküre (“The Valkyrie”), WWV 86B
Recorded July 28, 2019.
During the 2019 season, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra scaled a musical Everest under the baton of Andris Nelsons: Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre – three acts in four hours, performed in three concerts over two days – a taxing yet extraordinary experience for the Fellows.
Many of these young musicians will never again perform such a work with a cast of such a superlative caliber and under a conductor with such preternatural feeling for this music. Act III contains not only Wagner’s most famous music – the ride of the Wotan’s band of women warriors – but also one of the emotional climaxes of the entire Ring Cycle: Wotan, bound by his oaths and contracts, disowns his daughter Brünnhilde, encircling her in fire to lay in wait for rescue by a hero without fear. Setting gods and heroes aside, the cresting wave of music that marks their embrace is at its core a heart-rending moment of farewell between parent and child.
About the series: Video streamed full-length concerts on Monday evenings of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra chosen from Tanglewood’s vast archive of recorded performances. Each will be introduced by Stefan Asbury, with guests.
Available August 17, 2020 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific, through August 24.
Reserve video here: https://secure.bso.org/secure/video/22431
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