söndag 2 april 2017
SIEGFRIED, STOCKHOLM, september 2006
Siegfried - Lars Cleveman
Mime - Niklas Björling Rygert
Vandraren - Terje Stensvold
Alberich - Kettil Hugaas
Fafner - Lennart Forsén
Brünnhilde - Katarina Dalayman
Skogsfågeln: - Marianne Hellgren Staykov
Kostym: Bente Lykke Møller
Ljus: Torben Lendorph
Koreografi: Kristin Kåge
Filmer: Mats Bäcker and Johan Forslind
Regi: Stefan Valdemar Holm
Dramaturge: Stefan Johansson
Dirigent: Gregor Bühl
Göran Forsling: Wagner, Siegfried at the Stockholm Royal Opera, 16.09.2006 (MusicWeb)
Dramaturge Stefan Johansson calls it a satyr play – whatever the terminology it is a great macabre (...).
Gregor Bühl definitely has the measure for this, the most complicated of Wagner’s scores, and holds together all the sprawling ends admirably. He opts for mostly fastish tempos which also means the Wagner’s brew is boiling at a high temperature and he is supported by grandiose playing by the orchestra, who are on a truly elated level of excellence at the moment (...).
But Björling Rygert has gone from strength to strength in a variety of character roles the last few years and here he caps anything he has done before. I praised his neurotic Mime in Das Rheingold a year ago but he has grown even more since then and besides his actual acting talent his voice has expanded; now he possesses a shining dramatic tone and a volume that challenged even Siegfried himself. I bet that in ten years time he will be a glorious Siegfried – but he shouldn’t hurry. As Mime he might well be a leading star in the big houses for years to come. Having lived with the part for 2½ years every word, every inflexion is in his system, as he said in an interview, complete with tics, and it is only to be hoped that he can separate Mime’s personality from his own. (...)
Terje Stensvold, whose Wotan was so impressive in the first two operas, was just as glorious and I would even go as far as saying that his singing was even more uninhibited here. A bass-baritone of imposing dimensions that can pour out golden tone at a volume that fills even the biggest houses, delivered with a steadiness that even the most world-famous Wotans should envy. (...)
Lars Cleveman (...) executed the part with aplomb, his steely tenor cutting through the orchestra like a welding flame. But he also showed another side of the character; after all, Siegfried has some human sides too, especially when he, in the Waldweben scene, wonders about his mother. Then he expressed this with warmly lyrical outpourings that not every Heldentenor could manage. (...)
Ketil Hugaas was an intensely expressive, black-voiced Alberich and Lennart Forsén once again proved that he must be counted among the best basso cantante singers around. He has little opportunity to show this as Fafner, where the main task is to sound as nasty as possible, but after Siegfried has penetrated his heart his last utterances are filled with melancholy and warmth. Anna Larsson’s warm and beautiful contralto makes her an ideal Erda, and her tall appearance adds to this impression. Marianne Hellgren Staykov was a really lovely Waldvogel, fluttering her wings and moving her head very bird-like. (...)
Katarina Dalayman at last was liberated from her shield and armour she was just as impressive as in Die Walküre. Her voice is not of that larger-than-life size of some famous dramatic sopranos but it has a glow of its own, it has beauty and she is an expressive singer and actress. That final scene contains some of most beautiful music Wagner ever wrote and she sang it with great feeling.
Sara Norling: Operan smider guld (Dagens Nyheter)
Operans mastodontprojekt med att sätta upp hela Wagners ”Ring” har kommit till tredje delen. Sara Norling möter drakdödaren Siegfried och vill se mer. Opera ”Siegfried” av Richard Wagner Scen: Kungliga operan, Stockholm Dirigent: Gregor Bühl Regi: Staffan Valdemar Holm Scenografi & kostym: Bente Lykke Möller Ljus: Torben Lendorph Medverkande: Lars Cleveman, Niklas Björling Rygert, Terje Stensvold, Ketil Hugaas, Katarina Dalayman, Anna Larsson, Kungliga Hovkapellet m fl
Mogens H. Andersson: Siegfried på Kungliga Operan (Operalogg)
Igår kväll var det alltså dags för Siegfried, näst sista delen av Wagners Nibelungens ring. Det är kanske lika bra att jag säger det meddetsamma Siegfried tillhör inte mina favoriter. Egentligen tycker jag att det är den tråkigaste delen av Ringen, med undantag av tredje akten. Det tycker jag vanligtvis.
I går kväll var jag inte så imponerad ens av tredje akten, men å andra sidan så var ju Wotan eller Vandraren som han egentligen heter, i sin verkliga toppform. Och det var mycket roligt att höra på.
Erik Wallrup: Operans bittra eftersmak (Göteborgs Posten)
Opera Kungliga operan Siegfried av Richard Wagner. Regi: Staffan Valdemar Holm. Scenografi: Bente Lykke Møller. Dirigent: Gregor Bühl. Erik Wallrup har sett en vacker Siegfried som säger förvånansvärt lite.