Siegfried Act III

Geoff Brown at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester [Times Online, 15 November 2006]
ìIíve got an Act III next year in concert ó in Manchester, I think,î Ben Heppner told a website interviewer in 2005. It was indeed Manchester, and there stood probably the worldís greatest high-flying tenor, taking one more step in his slow ascent of Wagnerís prize ìheldentenorî role, Siegfried. Previously Heppner had sung only chunks from The Ring. Ahead in 2008 lies his Siegfried stage debut with Simon Rattle at Aix-en-Provence, with Gˆtterd‰mmerung to follow in 2009. All perfect Wagnerites are aquiver.