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Giacinto Palmieri: Ride of the Wagnerian

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday 10 March 2014 | 4:27:00 pm

Ride of the Wagnerian
A romp through Richard Wagner's"Ring" cycle... and a comedian's obsession with it
At the Brighton Fringe 2014
The Hobgoblin, 31 York Pl, Brighton, BN1 4GU
3-4,10-11,17-18 May, 5.30pm, FREE

What is it like to be obsessed with a15 hours long cycle of late Romantic operas sung in German?

Giacinto Palmieri loves Richard Wagner's"Ring of the Nibelung" so much that he told its plot to all his ex girlfriends(note the"ex"). Now he wants to do the same with his audience.

Hear all about dwarfs, giants, Walkyries, magic helms, love potions... and their connection with office parties, IKEA, Facebook and modern dating rituals.

A show for those who love Wagner, those who hate Wagner and those for whom he's just an X-Factor contestant.

People have said of Giacinto’s previous shows:

“Giacinto has charm as Tuscany has wine. [..] Mama would be proud of him here. It is just a half-hour show, but it is lovely and it is free. A charming, entertaining Fringe experience” (Kate Copstick, The Scotsman)

“Witty, urbane but with an agreeable touch of gormlessness– hilarious.” (Arthur Smith after MC-ing the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010  edition, in which Palmieri was a finalist)

“Giacinto has an ear and an eye for what is funny” (Chortle)

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