London 2013 becomes Wagner 200

Written By The Wagnerian on Sunday, 21 October 2012 | 1:49:00 pm


2013 will see a wide variety of Wagner events throughout the world, in London this will include Wagner 200 a wide-ranging, London-based festival to celebrate the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth.

It opens on 22 May 2013 with a Wagner Birthday Concert by the Philharmonia and a stellar cast under Sir Andrew Davis at the Royal Festival Hall. It continues with further concerts, screenings of opera performances, public masterclasses, symposia, a curated film season, an exhibition and much more, at leading venues including the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall and Kings Place.

Barry Millington and Mark Eynon, co-directors of Wagner 200, will be announcing the full programme of events later this year. 

For more information go to: Wagner 200

Details so far of the  Royal Albert Hall Concert:

 Royal Festival Hall at 7.30pm

The programme is as follows:

Overture, Die Meistersinger

Prelude & Liebestod, Tristan und Isolde

Die Walküre Act III: Ride of the Valkyries (excerpts)

Performers:

Sir Andrew Davis with the Philharmonia Orchestra
David Edwards director
Susan Bullock soprano
James Rutherford bass
Giselle Allen soprano
Katherine Broderick soprano
Elaine McKrill soprano
Kimberly Myers soprano
Jennifer Johnston mezzo-soprano
Miriam Sharrad mezzo-soprano
Harriet Williams mezzo-soprano
Julianne Young mezzo-soprano
Antonia Sotgiu mezzo-soprano

For more information and tickets click here