A shadow has been cast upon the broken land of Brabant, but little do its people realise, greater forces are at work. Elsa, the daughter of the late ruler, stands accused of the murder of her missing brother. Elsa is awe-struck when the knight she has dreamed of arrives on a boat led by a swan to defend her honour. In return for his help she must marry this stranger and on no account must she ask his name. The heavens finally seem to smile upon Elsa. However, forces of evil conspire to throw her mind into doubt, jeopardising her happiness and her own life. Sung in German with surtitles in English and Welsh. Running time: 4hrs 30mins (inclu. two 30min intervals)Performers Peter Wedd (Lohengrin), Emma Bell (Elsa), Susan Bickley (Ortrud), John Lundgren (Friedrich von Telramund), Matthew Best (Heinrich), Simon Thorpe (Herald).
Author Wagner. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Lothar Koenigs. Director Antony McDonald. Design Antony McDonald.