Listen, (for free?) to: Opera North - Das Rheingold.

Written By The Wagnerian on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 | 8:42:00 pm

EDIT: If you missed this - I did - it will be available on-demand for the next six days - click HERE.

Yep, the first part of Opera North's semi-staged Ring Cycle -  the one that critics have unanimously hailed as a triumph (I should write advertising copy shouldn't I? But in this case it's true -  read here for a summary) is now yours to hear, completely free of charge!

To part-take of a wagnerian feast just tune into BBC radio three this Friday at 7.30pm. Listen on your radio, your digital box or online. Press release below:



1 July, 7.30pm Leeds Town Hall


“one of the most enthralling Wagner performances of recent years" The Guardian

We are delighted to announce that Radio 3 will live broadcast Opera North’s performance of Das Rheingold this Friday.

Critics are raving about the quality of the music-making and audiences loved Peter Mumford’s mesmerising dramatisation. In case you won’t be able to experience any of the three remaining performances, you can tune in to BBC Radio 3 who will broadcast the performance live from Leeds Town Hall on Friday, 1 July at 7.30pm.