Richard Wagner's The Ring Cycle
5-9 November - Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner’s epic The Ring Cycle conducted by Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera.
DAS RHEINGOLD Wednesday 5 November 2014
DIE WALKÜRE Thursday 6 November 2014
SIEGFRIED Saturday 8 November 2014
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Sunday 9 November 2014
From the world’s beginning to its cataclysmic end: in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Richard Wagner forged a myth for his own time and ours, and created a totally immersive musical and dramatic event.
The Ring is a tale of gods and heroes, dwarves and giants – yet its characters are driven by passions that are all too human. The theft of magical gold from the depths of the River Rhine and its forging into the Ring sets in train the story of a world corrupted by greed and the lust for power that may only be redeemed, finally, by an act of selfless love.
To convey this epic tale, Wagner composed music of overwhelming power and beauty. It is hardly an exaggeration to say that almost every film score ever written owes something to Wagner’s approach to The Ring. From the mysterious opening that sets the waters of the Rhine and the story in motion, to the thunderous Ride of the Valkyries, to love music that can be inexpressibly tender or shockingly erotic, to the thrilling climax of the whole cycle, when one world ends and another begins – this is the journey of a lifetime.
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
- Direct Debit Cut Off - Monday 3 February 2014
- Direct Debit Commences - Wednesday 12 February 2014 for 5 monthly payments
- Direct Debit Final Payment - Thursday 12 June 2014
- Tickets Received No Later Than - Wednesday 1 October 2014
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