Götterdämmerung | Wagner | Arcola Theatre | Hackney Empire | Julia Burbach

Conductor: Peter Selwyn with the Orpheus Sinfonia

Adaptation by: Jonathan Dove & Graham Vick

Orchestrated by: Jonathan Dove

Directed by by Julia Burbach

Set, Props and Costume Design by Bettina John

Lighting by Robert Price.

With Lee Bisset as Brünnhilde, Paul Carey Jones as the Wanderer, Colin Judson as Mime, Freddie Tong as Alberich, with Neil Cooper as Siegfried (in Siegfried) and Mark Le Brocq as Siegfried (in Götterdämmerung), Lucy Anderson (Gutrune), Mae Heydorn (Erda, Flosshilde), Lizzie Holmes (Woglinde), Elizabeth Karani (Woodbird),  Bethan Mary Langford (Wellgunde), Angharad Lyddon (Waltraute), Simon Thorpe (Gunther), and Simon Wilding (Fafner, Hagen).

The two operas were performed as a double-bill (as Vick and Dove originally intended with Birmingham Opera); starting in the afternoon with Siegfried in a single span of two hours and continuing with Götterdämmerung in the evening with one interval.

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Lee Bisset and Angharad Lyddon as Waltraute
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Here centre stage Mark Le Brocq as Siegfried, far right Simon Thorpe as Günther
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Simon Wielding as Hagen (photograph by Bettina John)
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Lizzie Holmes, Bethan Langford and Mae Heydorn as the Rhine daughters
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All photographs by Alex Brenner, unless otherwise stated.

Costume supervisor: Felicitas Bruder, Costume assistant: Linda Savini, Costume breakdown: Nina Schmidl, Design assistant: Ingrid Shiel, stage manager on book: Elizabeth Barry, Assistant stage managers: Aida Bourdis and Giulia Mazzoccanti, production manager: Josephine Tremmeling

Reviews:

★★★★★ Planet Hugill

★★★★★ The Stage

★★★★★ British Theatre