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Ensemble

Shades of Real Gentleness

MIKE WHEELER listens to
Lars Cleveman as Siegfried in Nottingham

 

Siegfried brought the most impressive of Opera North's three Wotans (Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK, 9 June 2016). Béla Perencz's magnificently resonant voice matched his imposing stage presence in long coat and a broad-brimmed hat which, thanks to some well-angled lighting, cast a shadow to suggest his lost eye — something we had to take on trust in the first two operas. Enigmatic in his riddling contest with Mime, in his Act 2 encounter with Siegfried he vividly portrayed a Wotan making a last stand that he knew perfectly well was a lost cause...

Copyright © 15 June 2016 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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RICHARD WAGNER

SIEGFRIED

DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN

OPERA NORTH

RICHARD FARNES

NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CONCERT HALL

NOTTINGHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

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