Preview: The Gift. A New Wagner Dramatization/Performance. London 28 June

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:58:00 pm

The Gift

A dramatised re-creation by Barry Millington, of the events surrounding the first performance of the Siegfried Idyll, together with performances of the Idyll and the Beethoven Septet (also played on that day at Haus Tribschen).

Henry Goodman, who has been starring in The Winslow Boy at the Old Vic. plays Richard Wagner.  He noted recently that he was greatly looking forward to playing the role next to Harriet Walter's Cosima - a portrayal which as a Jewish man he finds quite poignant.

He has already read a short extract from The Gift on BBC Radio 3's "In Tune", with Emily Bruni as Cosima,. This, including an interview with Henry, can be heard by following this link

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven Septet
Wagner Siegfried  Idyll
Beethoven Septet
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor
Dame Harriet Walter as Cosima Wagner
Henry Goodman as Richard Wagner

Friday 28 June, 8pm, Kings Place, Hall 1
Aurora Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles conductor
Royal Albert Hall, 3 August 2012