Virginia Opera's Siegfried October 7 & 8!
The Wagner Society of Washington DC is pleased to co-sponsor Virginia Opera’s production of the third opera in Wagner’s Ring, Siegfried. Performances in Fairfax, Norfolk, and Richmond, Virginia.
In Fairfax 10/7 & 10/8!
George Mason Unversity in Fairfax, VA.
Tickets and additional information available here: https://vaopera.org/siegfried/
The Wagner Society of Washington DC is pleased to co-sponsor Virginia Opera’s production of the third opera in Wagner’s Ring, Siegfried. On Saturday evening October 7 and a Sunday matinee October 8, performances will take place at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in suburban Fairfax, VA. There will be additional performances in Norfolk, VA and in Richmond, VA. Wagner Society members are invited to a complimentary wine & cheese reception at intemission for the Fairfax performances!
Conductor Adam Turner, an American who has spent much of his career conducting in Germany, has received critical praise for his work leading members of the Virginia Symphony in Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and more modern productions like Jake Heggie’s Final Acts and Cole Porter’s High Society.
Director Joachim Schamberger has effectively incorporated video design and live video close-ups in lieu of static stage scenery. Mr. Schamberger is director of Northwestern University’s Bienim School of Music in Chicago. He has participated In San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and studied digital film production at the New York Film Academy.
The orchestra for this production is provided by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; the orchestration is an adaptation by Jonathan Dove.
The role of Siegfried will be sung by Cooper Nolan, The Wanderer (Wotan) by Kyle Albertson, Mime by Matthew Peña, Joshua Jeremiah will sing Alberich,
Ricardo Lugo - Fafner, Alissa Anderson - Erda, Alexandra Loutsion - Brünnhilde, and Alicia Russell Tagert - Woodbird.
The Wagner Society of Washington DC is committed to supporting Virginia Opera in its ambition to fully stage the Ring. With our financial support and with our presence in the Center’s lobby and in the printed program, we support the opera and solicit attendees who, having now seen a Wagner production, are ready to join the Society. We encourage our members to buy tickets and otherwise support the Virginia Opera.
The Wagner Society of Washington DC has a history of supporting Virginia Opera’s Wagner productions. In 2004 we co-sponsored Tristan und Isolde, where Tom Truhitte, ESP participant 2001-2, sang the role of Tristan. Again in 2011 and in 2022 we co-sponsored performances of Die Walküre.