Go to main content

Munich Philharmonic: Robert Schumann / Richard WagnerPhilippe Jordan (conductor), Camilla Nylund (soprano)

Portrait shot of conductor Philippe Jordan holding his baton in his hands
Copyright: Johannes Ifkovits

Philippe Jordan and Camilla Nylund are intimately familiar with Wagner’s music. They have teamed up with the Munich Philharmonic to perform selected extracts from “Götterdämmerung”.

Philippe Jordan and Camilla Nylund are intimately familiar with Wagner’s music. They have teamed up with the Munich Philharmonic to perform selected extracts from “Götterdämmerung”.

  • Camilla Nylund, soprano
  • Philippe Jordan, conductor

Philippe Jordan’s Bayreuth debut in 2012 cemented the Swiss conductor’s reputation as one of the best conductors of Wagner in the world. As music director of the Opéra National de Paris, he was responsible for bringing the full “Ring” cycle back to Paris – after a 60-year break. He is also music director of the Wiener Staatsoper and regularly performs in the Bayreuth Festival Hall, as does Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund. She has already sung the parts of Elisabeth, Sieglinde and Eva in Bayreuth and, in 2019, she rescued the performances of “Lohengrin” by taking on the role of Elsa at short notice. Camilla Nylund is now expanding her major Wagner repertoire and she will make her debut as Brünnhilde in “Götterdämmerung” in the current season. Audiences in Munich now have the opportunity to hear her sing the famous Immolation song. Robert Schumann’s Symphony No 3 was inspired by the “traditional, folk” Rhine, not the river from the Nibelung legends. A snapshot of “Rhenish” life transported to the Isar river.

Programme

  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E-flat major, Op 97 “Rhenish”
  • Richard Wagner: Extracts from “Götterdämmerung”
    • “Siegfried’s Rhine Journey”
    • “Siegfried’s Death and Funeral Procession”
    • ”Brünnhilde’s Immolation”