The sad death last month of Richard Angas left Welsh National Opera calling around frantically for a new Moses in Arnold Schoenberg’s opera – a tough sing in 12-note music.
Guess who answered the phone?
Just the biggest Wotan on British soil, eager to make his company debut.
Moses und Aron – Schoenberg
First night: 24 May 2014 at 8pm at Wales Millennium Centre
Sung in German with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff)
Aron Rainer Trost
Moses Sir John Tomlinson
A Young Maiden/First Naked Virgin Elizabeth Atherton
Another Man/Ephraimite Daniel Grice
A Young Man Alexander Sprague
A Priest TBC
Conductor Lothar Koenigs
Directors Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito
Designer Anna Viebrock
Original Lighting Designer Michael Alber