The 
Fulham
 Ring. - 2014

Written By The Wagnerian on Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | 6:33:00 pm

Final
 rehearsals 
are 
now
 underway
 for
 the 
culmination 
of 
The 
Fulham
 Ring.

 In
 an 
audacious 
undertaking, 
Fulham
 Opera, 
London’s
 smallest
 professional 
opera
company, 
have
 been
 tackling 
Wagner's 
Ring 
Cycle 
since 
2011
 and
 the 
company
 have 
now 
reached 
the 
point 
where 
all 
four
 acclaimed 
productions 
will 
be
mounted 
as 
two 
complete 
cycles 
in 
February 
2014.




Fully 
staged
 and
 once 
again 
performed
 in 
St 
John's 
Church
 (North 
End 
Road, 
Fulham,
 London, 
SW6
1PB)
 with
 just 
a 
piano 
for 
accompaniment, 
enhanced
 by
 flute,
french
 horns 
and
 harp, 
the 
performances 
will
 be 
in 
the 
original
 German
 with 
surtitles.
 The 
casts 
consist
 of
 seasoned
 and 
emerging 
Wagner 
performers 
from
across 
the 
globe: 
America,
 Australia, 
Canada, 
France, 
Greece, 
and 
Sweden 
are 
represented 
as 
well 
as 
the
 four
 corners
 of 
the 
British
 Isles.


Wagner’s 
mythical 
action 
has
 been
 updated
 to
 the
 very
 near 
future,
 and
 during 
the 
course
 of
 The
 Fulham
 Ring
 the
 Gods
 move
 from
 Dallas, 
to
 Hollywood, 
to 
a
secluded 
Amish 
community 
before
 finally
 arriving 
at 
the 
Gibich's 
seat 
of 
power,
 Washington.

 Now
 this 
journey
 of
 power,
 corruption,
 and 
decay 
can 
be
 seen
 in 
its
purest 
dramatic 
form
 over
 the
 course
 of 
a 
week.



Discussing 
the
 relevance 
of
 this 
ambitious
 project, 
Artistic
 Director
 Ben
 Woodward 
said:
 "The 
Ring
 Cycle 
is
 the
 ultimate 
challenge 
for 
any 
opera
 company.
Throughout 
The 
Fulham 
Ring 
we
 have
 explored
 our 
common
 humanity 
through 
Wagner's 
extraordinary 
work,
 embodying 
themes
 of 
love,
 power,
 jealousy 
and
revenge. 
Presenting 
the 
piece 
in
 an
 intimate 
setting,
 primarily 
with 
piano
 accompaniment
 enables 
us 
to 
personalise 
this
 operatic 
epic, 
revealing 
the
 universality
 at
 the 
very
 heart
 of 
the 
story."


First
 Cycle:


Tickets: 
£100
 Full
Cycle
 or
 £30 
(£25
 conc) 
per 
opera

Das
 Rheingold 
‐ 


Sunday 
9th 
February
 








7.30pm

 



Die 
Walküre 
‐ 






Tuesday 
11th
 February
 





6pm 






















Siegfried 
‐









 Wednesday
 12th
 February
 

6pm





















Götterdämmerung
 ‐
 Sunday
 16th 
February 



5pm























Second
 Cycle:

Tickets:
 £100
 Full 
Cycle 
or
 £30
 (£25
conc)
 per 
opera


Das
 Rheingold 
‐ 



Sunday
 23rd
 February 





7.30pm

 



Die 
Walküre
 ‐ 







Tuesday 
25th
 February 




6pm 























Siegfried 
‐ 












Friday
28th
 February 










6pm
























Götterdämmerung
 ‐ 
Sunday
 2nd
 March 









5pm
























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