Date: Wednesday 13 March 2024
Venue: Royal Albert Hall
More info/booking: Icons Rediscovered: Wagner’s Grand Festival | Royal Albert Hall
Richard Wagner didn’t just write operas: he created worlds. Heroes struggle, gods rise and fall, and whole universes crash in ruins, all swept along by some of the most intoxicating music ever composed.
But you haven’t heard Wagner until you’ve heard him performed live, and in this all-Wagner spectacular, inspired by Wagner’s own eight-concert festival at the Royal Albert Hall in 1877, Vasily Petrenko and a trio of renowned operatic singers surrender to that passion all night long.
From the moonlit magic of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg through the Ride of the Valkyries to the apocalyptic final scene of Götterdämmerung – where a woman’s heart redeems the world – they’ll prove, once again, the single most important fact about this most overwhelming of composers. Forget the myths, forget the horned helmets, and forget yourself: it’s all about love.
This performance will have a BSL (British Sign Language) interpreter throughout who will be positioned to the left side of the stage.
Select the assigned seats in Rows 3-5 of the Arena which are positioned for the best view and select a free companion seat if needed.