Posted November 27, 2014

Posted on November 27, 2014

Dame Gwyneth’s large-scaled, powerful dramatic soprano voice, unusually robust vocal stamina, stage presence and acting abilities were widely admired.  

One of her most noted achievements was her interpretation of Brünnhilde in the Bayreuth Ring in 1976, conducted by Pierre Boulez and staged by Patrice Chéreau.  

Recently, she conducted Wagner Masterclasses at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and made a guest appearance in Quartet, a film by Dustin Hoffman.  Currently, she is  the President of the Wagner Society of Great Britain and Honorary Member of the Wagner Society of Northern California. – Brunnhilde’s Immolation scene, Bayreuth 1979  – Masterclass at the Royal Opera House, 12 minutes  – Masterclass at the Royal Opera House, 11 minutes – Quartet Premiere interview – Gotterdammerung, 4 hours
Bayreuth 1979
Pierre Boulez, Patrice Chéreau

Brünnhilde – Gwyneth Jones
Siegfried – Manfred Jung
Hagen – Fritz Hübner
Alberich – Hermann Becht
Gunther – Franz Mazura
Gutrune – Jeannine Altmeyer