First Look at Wagner’s “Siegfried” From The Met – Record 5.5 Hour Opera Telecast Nov. 5 [Berkshire on Stage]

November 4th, 2011, 1:00 pm by Sara
(In this rehearsal picture taken last week we see Jay Hunter Morris as the title character and Deborah Voigt as Brünnehilde in the Met’s new production of Wagner’s “Siegfried.” Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

(In this rehearsal picture taken last week we see Jay Hunter Morris as the title character and Deborah Voigt as Brünnehilde in the Met’s new production of Wagner’s “Siegfried.” Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

It’s going to be an astonishing and historic Metropolitan Opera Live in HD telecast. Not only is the Metropolitan Opera’s spectacular Robert LePage production of Wagner’s Siegfried all new, it is also one of the longest ever undertaken for a telecast. Featuring über talented Fabio Luisi conducting the Met Orchestra, Berkshire audiences will be treated to a distinguished cast of Wagner singers, with Jay Hunter Morris in his first Met performances of the title role*, one of the most challenging in the entire operatic canon. Deborah Voigt returns as the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, Bryn Terfel is the mysterious Wanderer, Patricia Bardon is the ancient earth goddess Erda, and Gerhard Siegel and Eric Owens are the nefarious brothers Mime and Alberich.

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