It includes Stephen Gould as Siegmund, who was awarded the title of Osterreichischer Kammersanger by the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture Austria in 2015; Albert Dohmen as Hunding; brass baritone Egils Silins as Wotan; and soprano Catherine Foster, who has played Brunnhilde
for six consecutive years.
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Like the Siegfried Brunnhilde
, Galatea comes to life at the very end but unlike that Wagnerian maiden, she sings only a few bars which were performed with brilliant tone (and the welcome variety that the score needs) by American soprano Angela Mortellaro.
Soprano soloist Alison Roddy brought a decidedly Wagnerian approach to the indeed Wagnerian settings of these valedictory poems, facial and body language as rapt as in any Brunnhilde
narration, vocal tones beautifully even and creamily phrased.
As a dramatic soprano, she has also made her mark in the operas of Wagner, winning praise for her Brunnhilde
in a complete Ring cycle for Longborough Festival Opera in 2013.
Only by throwing herself on her husband's funeral pyre can Brunnhilde
, the valkyrie, bring an end to spite, jealousy and tumult in the world and engineer the return of the ring to the Rhinemaidens.
American soprano Kelly Cae Hogan will take on the role of Lady Macbeth having flown in at extremely short notice to sing Brunnhilde
for the first two performances of Die Walkure.
Elisabeth's prayer as delivered by Dvorakova expresses ardent piety, Kundry (a newer radio recording on this CD) enthrals with forcible drama, Brunnhilde
at the end of Siegfried with amorous sentiment and the weightiness of a great catharsis in the conclusion of the tetralogy.
In The Ring, the adulterous and incestuous love of the Walsung twins, Siegmund and Sieglinde, who were fathered by Wotan, the supreme god; the Valkyrie Brunnhilde
's defiance of her father Wotan's order to punish the lovers' transgression by striking Siegmund dead; and Brunnhilde
's overwhelming passion for the son of that emphatically illicit union, the hero Siegfried, all bear the mark of Feuerbach.
The cast features Terfel as Wotan and Bullock singing the role of Brunnhilde
Anne Evans Brunnhilde
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