Dame Anne Evens: I saw The World End

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday, 4 June 2011 | 6:31:00 pm

Unique Event at the Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds as part of Opera Norths Ring Cycle




During the course of a highly distinguished career, Dame Anne Evans established herself as one of the leading Wagnerian sopranos of her generation. Her performance of Brünnhilde in the Barenboim/Kupfer Ring at Bayreuth in the early 1990s is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time. In the first part of this very special event, Dame Anne will be in conversation about her life in Wagner, and in the second, she will lead an in-depth exploration of scenes from Das Rheingold with soprano Giselle Allen and mezzo Yvonne Howard, both of whom appear in Opera North’s forthcoming concert staging of the first part of Wagner’s tetralogy. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into Wagner’s vast music drama from one of its most experienced exponents.

Sat 11 June 2011, 7.45pm. Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds