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Siegfried, Longborough Festival | reviews, news & interviews

Siegfried, Longborough Festival

Siegfried, Longborough Festival

Wagnerite heaven in Gloucestershire - small stage, big impact

Daniel Brenna as Siegfried: a new American Wagner tenor of outstanding promiseAll images © Clive Barda

Longborough has its Mozart (this season a not wildly exciting Così fan tutte), and it has its Verdi (this year Falstaff). But its real heart is in Wagner, and in particular The Ring, now – in its third year – up to Siegfried. Wagnerites infest the car parks and the picnic lawns. The man who borrowed our corkscrew at supper time had seen six operas in one week at Bayreuth, and on his one night off had gone to Munich to see Rienzi, the longest Wagner night of the lot. Longborough is decidedly his kind of place.

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