classical music, opera, theatre

Wagner: Siegfried

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • Budapest Wagner Days

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If Das Rheingold reveals certain fairy-tale elements, Siegfried is the music drama in the Ring cycle that most enchants audiences with its playfulness. No wonder, since we find ourselves in a forest, where a dwarf is raising a foundling child who has since grown into a powerfully built, boisterous and quick-tempered sword-forging proto-German adolescent. Then, of course, we meet a dragon, a mysterious old Wanderer, and even a speaking forest bird who gives our hero advice. Evil is punished, goodness is rewarded, and the lovers are united - just as in any good fairy tale.

Perhaps none of the other music dramas in the Ring entrust a single singer with so much. In order for the title role to be worthy of its name, it places heavy weights on the shoulders of its portrayer, and these weights therefore require strong shoulders - which in this case means heavy-duty vocal cords. Our Siegfried, the outstanding German heldentenor Stefan Vinke, has already won the audience's hearts at the Budapest Wagner Days before, and the memory of his previous great performance justifies our looking forward to the next meeting with joyful anticipation. His partners are the pillars of this year's Ring at the Budapest Wagner Days: Johan Reuter, who, appearing as Wotan in the guise of the Wanderer, confronts the youth with mysterious questions, and Jürgen Sacher, who reveals the twisted thoughts of Mime, the embodiment of Malicious Intent, and Jochen Schmeckenbecher as the vengeful Alberich. South Korean bass Jongmin Park will take the stage as Fafner (after also appearing as Hunding in Die Walküre). Singing Erda is the Müpa Ring mainstay Erika Gál, with Eszter Zemlényi voicing the forest bird. Brünnhilde, protected by the flames before being woken into a new life by Siegfried's kiss in Act 3, will be sung by Magdalena Anna Hofmann.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • Ádám Fischer
  • Siegfried
    Stefan Vinke
  • Mime
    Jürgen Sacher
  • Wanderer (Wotan)
    Johan Reuter
  • Alberich
    Jochen Schmeckenbecher
  • Fafner
    Jongmin Park
  • Erda
    Erika Gál
  • Brünnhilde
    Magdalena Anna Hofmann
  • Waldvogel
    Eszter Zemlényi
  • Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Dramaturg
    Christian Martin Fuchs †, Dr. Christian Baier
  • Costumes and puppet design
    Corinna Crome
  • Lighting
    Máté Vajda
  • Choreographer
    Gábor Vida
  • Assistant conductor
    János Kovács
  • Musical assistants
    László Bartal
    Gábor Bartinai
    Dóra Bizják
    Martin Rajna
  • Revival director
    Etelka Polgár
  • Director
    Hartmut Schörghofer

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