I would have to admit to not being a 100% wagnerite, but Walkure is just awesome. Like many German composers, Wagner really could write well for the bass. Its a great play, Opera North sound just awesome. We had 16 rehearsals, so conductor Richard Farnes was able to work on lots of detail and its really paying off. The travelling is killing me, but its very fulfilling to do this project
We are doing semi staged concert performances of it, as the photo from
Leeds Town Hall shows, to the right. I am in there somewhere, stage Right, just
to the Left of the 4 harps. Yes, there are four of them, and they sound awesome.
After Walkure its back on the audition trial, starting with a casual
audition with Bournemouth Symphony on 25/6.