classical music, opera, theatre

Wagner: Götterdämmerung

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Admission to Müpa Budapest's virtual concert hall is free of charge.

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We would like, even during this extraordinary situation, for the Müpa Budapest audience to still be able to encounter the world's most outstanding and thrilling artists each evening - this time in their own homes. It is precisely for this reason that we will open Müpa Budapest's virtual concert hall and auditoriums - each night at the familiar times - by providing access to a single unforgettable performance from past years.

The performance will be broadcasted on our website and YouTube channel.


2019 was the last year when we could enjoy the return of Der Ring des Nibelungen to the Budapest Wagner Days live, then fans of the tetralogy once again saw their favourite performers, but this time with completely transformed choreographies and stage action, as well as 16 hours of never-seen-before video footage projected on the set and backdrop. The work of the creative team for each production was supported by the addition of a new dramaturg.
The final music drama to round out The Ring of the Nibelung sees fate fulfilled and the curse striking the owner of the ring. The naive young hero proves defenceless against intrigue and trickery. The tragedy of the fate of Brünnhilde, betrayed by Siegfried while under the influence of a potion that erases his memory, is that she herself, against her will, becomes party to his devious murder. The all-consuming fire at the end of Götterdämmerung surpasses itself as a symbol, since it is not only Siegfried and Brünnhilde who die, but the entire old order, and world of the gods, are finally destroyed. The ring, however, is freed from the curse, making it possible for a new and purer world to emerge from the ashes of the old.
"Conducting the Ring in Bayreuth never exhausts me, and the Budapest Wagner Days performances don't exhaust me either,” said Ádám Fischer about his work as a conductor at the festival. "Of course, it's not primarily the extent of the physical efforts that poses a risk, but rather getting tuned in psychologically and the need to be constantly prepared. As if one were driving 140 kilometres per hour on the motorway: for minutes on end nothing happens, but then a situation comes up where you have to react correctly in a split second in order to prevent a catastrophe. This increased focus, however, results in much more intense empathy, with all of its beauty.”

A music drama in three acts (Updated version of the renowned production, in German, with Hungarian and English subtitles).

This recording was made at the performance held at Müpa Budapest on 16 June 2019.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

Sections

  • Adam Fischer
  • Siegfried
    Stefan Vinke
  • Gunther
    Lauri Vasar
  • Alberich
    Péter Kálmán
  • Hagen
    Albert Pesendorfer
  • Brünnhilde
    Catherine Foster
  • Gutrune
    Polina Pasztircsák
  • Waltraute
    Anna Larsson
  • First Norn
    Erika Gál
  • Second Norn
    Judit Németh
  • Third Norn
    Polina Pasztircsák
  • Woglinde
    Eszter Wierdl
  • Wellgunde
    Gabriella Fodor
  • Flosshilde
    Zsófia Kálnay
  • dancers
    Dóra Asztalos
    Zoltán Csere
    Gusztáv Eller
    Regő Farkas
    Ádám Frigy
    Nikoletta Gönczöl
    Anna Gulyás
    Brigitta Hortobágyi
    Zoltán Katonka
    Krisztián Kelemen
    Milán Újvári
    Gábor Vida
    Vencel Vida
  • Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Hungarian Radio Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad)
  • Honvéd Male Choir (choirmaster: Kálmán Strausz)
  • Set designer, director
    Hartmut Schörghofer
  • Dramaturg
    Christian Martin Fuchs , Dr. Christian Baier
  • Costume and puppet designer
    Corinna Crome
  • video
    Szupermodern Filmstúdió Budapest
  • First assistant director
    Etelka Polgár
  • Choreography
    Gábor Vida
  • Assistant to the choreographer
    Dóra Asztalos
  • Deputy conductor
    János Kovács
  • musical assistants
    László Bartal
    Gábor Bartinai
    Dóra Bizják
    Friedrich Suckel
  • head of lighting
    Máté Vajda


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