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Sunday, May 30, 2010
Berkeley Opera's Legend of the Ring: Get Yer Tickets Now
I bought mine last month, and now that the casting has been announced, I'm very glad. I will conveniently highlight two singers you might be a little surprised to see at Berkeley Opera:
Conductor ........ Jonathan Khuner
Stage Director & Production Designer ........ Mark Streshinsky
Projection Designer ........ Jeremy Knight
Wotan ........ Richard Paul Fink
Siegfried ........ Jay Hunter Morris
Woglinde, Freia, Sieglinde, Forest Bird, Gutrune ........ Marie Plette
Hagen ........ Dean Peterson
Brünnhilde ........ Christine Springer
Alberich ........ Bojan Knezovic
Loge, Mime ........ Stephen Rumph
Fricka ........ Valentina Osinski
Yes, that's Richard Paul Fink, the premier Alberich of our time, singing the Father of Gods. His web site says he's singing Gunther as well, following in the footsteps of Friedrich Schorr. Does this mean there are some big-house Wotans in his future? I'd pay to see it, you bet. And Jay Hunter Morris has a good career hisownself.
Here are the dates and times:
Saturday, July 31, 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. (note early start time)