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SOB symphony concerts

SOB symphony concerts

The symphony concerts of the Sinfonieorchester Basel bear the signature of the Principal Conductor and the Artistic Director. Guests include internationally renowned soloists, the concerts are conducted by Principal Conductor Ivor Bolton or by guest conductors. The symphony concerts take place in the music hall of the Stadtcasino Basel, which has been modernised by Herzog & de Meuron.

SOB symphony concerts

Siegfried (cancelled)


Due to current events, the program and date may still change.
You can find the latest information here. Refunds are possible at any time.
 

Sinfonieorchester Basel

Rachel Nicholls, soprano

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto

Daniel Frank, tenor

Derek Welton, bass baritone

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Richard Wagner:

Siegfried, WWV 86C, 3rd act

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Due to current events, the program and date may still change.
You can find the latest information here. Refunds are possible at any time.
 

Sinfonieorchester Basel

Rachel Nicholls, soprano

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto

Daniel Frank, tenor

Derek Welton, bass baritone

Sir Mark Elder, conductor

Richard Wagner:

Siegfried, WWV 86C, 3rd act

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Siegfried (cancelled)


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

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06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) in the Hans Huber-Saal with Elke Heidenreich and Hans-Georg Hofmann

The concert will take place without intermission.

Cancelled

After the concertante 3rd act from Wagner's Parsifal in the Münster and Goetheanum, Sir Mark Elder will devote himself this time to the 3rd act from Siegfried in his Basel comeback. It consists of a series of three musical duels not only of great voices but also of great ideas. «Do you know what Wotan wants,» the God, disguised as a wanderer, asks the omniscient primeval mother Erda, who actually doesn't want to know anything more about it. But Wotan's will also has limits: carelessly, wild Siegfried smashes the highly symbolic spear in order to fight his way to Brünnhilde. In view of the fact that she is «not a man», Siegfried no longer knows what he wants either. This state of affairs does not last long: Joyfully and in highest tones, the two finally devote themselves to «shining love», which is not far from «laughing death.»

In plain language:

The god Wotan guards sleeping Brünnhilde. Here comes Wotan's grandson Siegfried. Siegfried doesn't recognize Wotan. They fight. Siegfried smashes Wotan's spear.

Then Siegfried wakes sleeping Brünnhilde with a kiss. They fall in love. They are afraid of their feelings, but in the end they are happy about their love.

Siegfried (cancelled)


SOB symphony concert

07:30 PM

Stadtcasino Basel

Stadtcasino Basel
Konzertgasse 1
4051 Basel

T +41 61 226 36 00

Website

 

 

Stadtcasino Basel
close

06:30 PM: Introduction to the concert (in German) in the Hans Huber-Saal with Elke Heidenreich and Hans-Georg Hofmann

The concert will take place without intermission.

Cancelled