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Singers of the Ring: Surviving Siegfried

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Tuesday, February 05, 2019 2:00 PM

Presented by Matthew Timmermans

The early interpreters of Siegfried also struggled to tackle one of opera’s most challenging tenor roles while maintaining their voices. This lecture will begin by examining the earliest successful interpretations of Wagner’s tenor roles at the Met in the early 1900’s, including Jean de Reszke, Ernest Van Dyck, and Jacques Urlus. These singers developed a performance tradition that led to the most famous embodiment of the heavy Wagnerian sound: Lauritz Melchior. We will also discuss the lighter style that returned later in the century with singers like Jess Thomas, René Kollo, and Manfred Jung.

This course has four sessions. To purchase all sessions of Singers of the Ring, please click here.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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