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Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Richard WagnerDie Walküre: final scene
~ Interval ~
Michael TippettA Child of Our Time


Mark Wigglesworth – Conductor
James Creswell – Bass
Tamara Wilson – Soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen – mezzo-soprano
Peter Hoare – Tenor

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Chorus of Wales

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Programme Note

As Europe slipped towards Fascism, Michael Tippett felt solidarity with the downtrodden. Then, in 1938,a young Polish Jew, whose parents had been deported by the Nazis, shot a German diplomat in Paris. Tippett had the central figure for his ‘oratorio of contemplation’, A Child of Our Time - inspired by Bach’s Passions, Handel’s Messiah and American spirituals.

Mark Wigglesworth also explores the theme of parent-child relationships in the final scene of Wagner’s opera Die Walküre, culminating in Wotan’s poignant farewell to his daughter.

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