Siegfried's castle in Strasburg AD 730. Margareta offers to help Golo woo Genoveva, the wife of Count Siegfried, during the Count's absence. Rejected by Genoveva, Golo plants his friend Drago in her bedroom so that she can be accused of adultery. Golo then goes to tell Siegfried, who has been injured in battle, of his wife's infidelity. Siegfried orders his men to take her to a forest, where she is to be executed. Golo makes a final attempt to persuade Genoveva to run away with him. She refuses, but her life is saved by the arrival of Siegfried, who has now learnt the truth. New Production - Sung in English. Sponsored by Manchester Airport.Performers Patricia Schuman (Genoveva), Sally Burgess (Margaretha), Paul Nilon (Golo), Christopher Purves (Siegfried), Keith Latham (Hidulfus), Clive Bayley (Drago).
Music Robert Schumann. Company Opera North. Conductor Steven Sloane (except Sep 15 and Oct 12). Conductor James Holmes (Sep 15 and Oct 12). Director David Pountney. Design Ralph Koltai. Costume Sue Willmington. Lighting Paul Pyant. Translation David Pountney.