Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Alan Woodrow in the Jungle

Alan Woodrow -- Siegfried in the Amazon

A preview for those of you going to the Seattle Ring, here is a video clip of Alan Woodrow singing the sword forging scene from Siegfried, at the Amazon Opera Festival back in 2003. (N.B., file size is 9.2MB).

This is the same production that will be seen in Manaus this coming May, at the first Brazilian Ring Cycle (see my "guide" below). This time, Woodrow is scheduled to sing in both Siegfried and Goetterdaemmerung -- in particular, I'm looking forward to the full impact of his voice at the Teatro Amazonas, a gentle 700-seat hall with kind acoustics for the voice. Another tidbit I came across informs us that, because Wagner tubas are in short supply in the Amazon, the Festival is importing four Wagner tubists from Germany.

© 2005 C. Chang

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