Nadine Weissmann en Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Siegfried <div>Airs Saturday, November 23 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1876.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 rendition by stage director Frank </span>Castorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and conductor </span>Kyrill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Petrenko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">exhortation to "create something new."</span></div><div>&nbsp;<br /><br />This week, the third in this operatic cycle with Siegfried&nbsp;starring tenor Lance Ryan as Siegfried with sopraono Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde, baritone Wolfgang Koch as the Wanderer, tenor&nbsp;Burkhard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ulrich as Mime, baritone Martin Winkler as </span>Alberich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, bass </span>Sorin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Coliban<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Fafner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, contralto Nadine </span>Weissmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Erda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and soprano </span>Mirella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hagen as the The Forest Bird.</span></div><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36417 at Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Siegfried