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Valkyrie 2002Edinburgh Players Opera Group

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During this period there can be little doubt that the Ring project that had the limelight in Scotland was the Scottish Opera cycle being built up in conjuction with the Edinburgh Festival.  However the Edinburgh Players Opera Group had started their own project in 2001,  Already the nucleus of a team of regular participants was visible, assembling for a long weekend in Portobello Town Hall.  The Canadian Siegmund had been Scottish Opera's Froh in Rheingold, and would go on as the cover Siegfried in Götterdämmerung.

Elaine McKrill spent most of her career on the continent, but she did sing some short Wagner roles at Covent Garden.  In the Scottish Opera Ring in preparation at this time, with cycles to come in 2003, she sang Gutrune.  Neil Howlett had been viewed almost as a Verdi specialist during his long career with ENO, but he had latterly taken on some Wagner parts.  Here, as Wotan, he was paired with his wife, Carolyn Hawthorn, singing Fricka and Siegrune.

Performance Cast

Siegmund a Volsung

Matthew Elton Thomas

Sieglinde a Volsung, sister of Siegmund

Polly Beck

Hunding husband of Sieglinde

Peter Carey

Wotan father of the Valkyries and Volsungs

Neil Howlett

Brünnhilde a Valkyrie

Elaine McKrill

Fricka Wotan's estranged wife

Carolyn Hawthorn

Gerhilde a Valkyrie

Anne Heavens

Ortlinde a Valkyrie

Susan McNaught

Waltraute a Valkyrie

Inga Mantle

Schwertleite a Valkyrie

Katrine Townhill

Helmwige a Valkyrie

Gillian Brunton

Siegrune a Valkyrie

Carolyn Hawthorn

Grimgerde a Valkyrie

Jane Macleod

Rossweisse a Valkyrie

Morag Campbell

Performance DatesValkyrie 2002

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Town Hall, Portobello | Edinburgh

6 Oct, 00.00

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