A Spectacular Return

Act 2 - Beethoven and Wagner

Thursday 16 August 2012 at 8:00pm

Saturday 18 August 2012 at 8:00pm

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Markus Stenz conductor
Stuart Skelton Siegmund (tenor)
Meagan Miller Sieglinde (soprano)
Daniel Sumegi Hunding (bass-baritone)

Beethoven Symphony No.6 Pastoral
Wagner Die Walküre: Act I

In Beethoven’s cheerful Pastoral symphony, a storm brings refreshment to the idyllic countryside. In the First Act of Richard Wagner’s opera Die Walküre, a storm provides the backdrop for a furious, forbidden passion. The contrast brings a fascinating richness to this remarkable concert event, celebrating masterpieces by two towering geniuses of the German musical heritage. The soloists include the young American soprano Meagan Miller, now setting the opera world ablaze with her sublime talent, and two of Australia’s greatest exponents of Wagner’s music.

Event Duration: 2hrs

Pre-concert Talks

Learn more about the new Hamer Hall and the music you’ll hear during the Spectacular Return festivities, in these free pre-concert events taking place in the Hamer Hall foyers.

Thursday 16 August at 7pm
Saturday 18 August at 7pm

Stalls Foyer, Hamer Hall

In this 20-minute talk, Thomas Scelo and Peter Exton from Marshall Day Acoustics will give a presentation on the science and art behind the newly refurbished acoustics in Hamer Hall.

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