Kent Nagano, conductor
Heidi Melton, soprano (Sieglinde)
Torsten Kerl, tenor (Sigmund)
Petri Lindroos, bass (Hunding)

Presentation of the concert

Wagner, Die Walküre, Act I

Kent Nagano and the OSM continue their Wagner cycle with the first act of Die Walküre, second of the four operas that make up the Ring cycle. Enjoying much public and critical acclaim, soprano Heidi Melton is widely regarded as one of the most promising Wagnerian sopranos since Flagstad and Nilsson. German tenor Torsten Kerl makes frequent appearances on stages around the world, and is well-known for his Wagnerian roles including Siegfried and Tannhäuser. This concert will appeal to Wagnerian cognoscenti and novices alike.

Preconcert organ recital at 7 p.m.

Jonathan Oldengarm, organ

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Prelude (trans. E. H. Lemare)
Wagner, Tannhäuser, “Pilgrim’s Chorus” (trans. F. Liszt)
Wagner, Die Walküre, “Ride of the Valkyries” (trans. E. H. Lemare)

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