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BBC Proms 2019 Prom 68 Wagner Night

Monday 9 September 2019, 7.30pm

WEBER Der Freischütz: Overture

WAGNER Forest Murmurs from Siegfried

FRANCK Le chasseur maudit

WAGNER  Dawn and Duet ‘Zu neuen Taten, teurer Helde’; Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March; Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung

Marc Albrecht Conductor
Christine Goerke Soprano
Stephen Gould Tenor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Composer-themed evenings were a distinctive and popular feature of Henry Wood’s early Proms seasons: if it was Monday, it was Wagner Night. We revive this tradition with a concert whose first half explores the enchanted forest (both beguiling and darkly supernatural) – a key symbol of the German Romantic movement. The second half presents pivotal scenes from Götterdämmerung, the climax of Wagner’s four-opera magnum opus The Ring of the Nibelung – including Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Music and the vocal tour de force of Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene.

Image: Christine Goerke © Arielle Doneson

PART OF Proms 2019

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
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