Symphony Concert — Siegfried

Stadtcasino Basel
Thursday, 23 March

After the Sinfonieorchester Basel’s concert performance of the third act of Wagner's “Parsifal” at the Basel Münster and the Goetheanum, Sir Mark Elder will devote his Basel comeback to the third act of “Siegfried.” It consists of a sequence of three musical duels not only of great voices but also of great ideas. "Do you know what Wotan wants?" the god, disguised as a wanderer, asks—at considerable volume—the omniscient primordial mother Erda, who really doesn't want to know any more about it. But even Wotan's will has limits. Recklessly, the wild Siegfried smashes his highly symbolic spear in order to fight his way free to Brünnhilde. In view of the fact that she is "not a man," however, even Siegfried no longer knows what he wants. This state of affairs does not last long—rejoicing and in the highest tones, the two finally devote themselves to "shining love," which is not far removed from "laughing death."
This concert will be accompanied by a discovery program, the schedule of which will be announced in advance in the program magazine.
Tickets are CHF 35-105 for adults and half price for kids.

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

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