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Longborough Festival Opera 2000. Siegfried. Jenny Miller as Brunnhilde.

And the lucky pair? This sappy Brunnhilde actually looks as if she awakes : Alan Privett's direction of Jenny Miller works a treat, indeed nearly too well (Siegfried all but loses his virginity onstage.) Matthew Elton-Thomas's Siegfried looks like a Saskatchewan logger, but he's a valuable find, who can certainly pull out the stops, even though his vibrato too often takes him under the note. Miller packs a punch too, and all voices hold their own against the orchestra : in Wagner, quite something.

Longborough Festival Opera 2000. Siegfried. Matthew Elton Thomas as Siegfried.

 

Copyright © 27 August 2000 Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK

 

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