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Siegfried 1911Denhof Opera Company

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The scheduling of the Ring Cycle in Glasgow seems unusual by today's standards. Rheingold opened on Tuesday with the others following on Wednesday and Thursday evenings then the final work on Saturday afternoon. The previous week in Manchester seems even odder, with the performances on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Thus the bass-baritone Frederic Austin, cast as Wotan, had to sing his entire role on three successive evenings. This must have been quite exhausting for him. Agnes Nicholls sang all three evenings as Brünnhilde in Manchester, but not in Glasgow.

Cast details are from a Glasgow Ring prospectus in Dundee City Library and a poster for the Manchester season in Manchester City Library.

Performance Cast

Mime a Nibelung, Siegfried's fosterer

Sydney Russell

Siegfried son of Siegmund and Sieglinde

John Coates

Wanderer Wotan in disguise

Frederic Austin

Alberich a Nibelung

Charles Victor

Fafner disguised as a dragon

Gaston Sargeant


Alice Prowse (Apr 5)

Kate Anderson (Apr 13)

Erda mother of the Norns and Valkyries

Edna Thornton

Brünnhilde now a mortal

Agnes Nicholls (Apr 5)

Cicely Gleeson-White (Apr 13)

Performance DatesSiegfried 1911

Map List

Theatre Royal, Leeds | Leeds

30 Mar, 18.00

Theatre Royal, Manchester | Manchester

5 Apr, 18.00

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Apr, 18.00

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