A Grange Park Ring Cycle? Rheingold in 2015, Walkure in 2016

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 11 May 2012 | 11:54:00 pm

Perhaps. In an interview over at Musical Criticism, Grange Park's founder: Wasfi Kani has announced, while making no firm commitment to a full Grange Park Ring Cycle, that 2015 will see Grange Park stage their first Rheingold with a Walkure to possibly follow.

She told Mike Reynolds: ""One of the revelations to me, of all the productions we have done here, was just how good Wagner sounds in this theatre".

Having attended Grange Park's Tristan in 2011 I would have to agree. Indeed, the intimacy that the audience has with both the orchestra and stage is quiet unique and different to anything else that I have experienced. If only they had revived it this year - see videos below.

But more intriguingly she went on to say:

"Well, I’m not actually planning a Ring Cycle, but we will stage a Rheingold in 2015 and I think we’ll move on to Die Walküre thereafter"

Time will tell what follows but assuming the first two are successful it seems more than likely,, that they might indeed produce a full Cycle. Perhaps something for wagnerians to keep note of.

To read the full interview click here: The irresistible rise of Grange Park Opera













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