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Sir Andrew Davis talks about the concert performance of Die Walküre

I can’t think of anything else in music that actually aspires to such power and such emotional complexity.

Conductor Sir Andrew Davis discusses the profoundly human story of mankind’s emotions and one god’s curse, evoked in some of Wagner’s most powerful, memorable music, including the mighty ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.

“I always feel Walküre is the first of Wagner’s operas where he has really found his great original voice.”

Sir Andrew Davis conducts the concert performance of Die Walküre with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and an exceptional international cast including Bryn Terfel, Christine Goerke, Simon O’Neill and Karen Cargill.

Die Walküre will be performed at the 2017 International Festival at the Usher Hall on 6 August, and you can book your tickets now.

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