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Jonathan Harvey’s visionary score brings Wagner’s dream to life.
|WELSH NATIONAL OPERA - WAGNER DREAM|
The year is 1883. Richard Wagner is dying. He has changed music and theatre forever. He will leave behind some of Western art’s greatest works. But he hasn’t finished his life’s work; he is tormented by his need to write a music drama based on Buddhism.
Jonathan Harvey’s fantasy on Wagner’s final days fuses biography with what might have been, had Wagner created this work. Wagner Dream combines theatre with extraordinary music. Welsh National Opera gives the work its first fully staged performances in the UK as part of our season marking Wagner’s bicentenary. We can promise you that Wagner Dream is unlike anything you will have experienced at the opera before.
Librettist Jean- Claude Carrière
UK Stage Première
Original production: commission and co-production: De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Holland Festival and IRCAM -Centre Pompidou, Paris
Conductor Nicholas Collon
Director Pierre Audi
Designer & Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Costume Designer Robby Duiveman
Vairochana Richard Wiegold
Pakati Claire Booth
Ananda Robin Tritschler
Buddha David Stout
Mother Rebecca de Pont Davies
Old Brahmin Richard Angas
Sung in Pali, Sanskrit and German with spoken dialogue in German. Surtitles in English.
Supported by members of the Getty Family as part of British Firsts and by a lead gift from the Kobler Trust.
FREE PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK
Wed12 Jun, 6.15pm
Please note that you will need a ticket to attend the pre-performance talks which can be obtained when booking your performance tickets. The pre performance talks are free to attend however admission to the talks cannot be guaranteed without a ticket.
THE WHOLE STORYMonday 10 Jun, 7pm – 9pm
Lohengrin and Wagner Dream
Learn more about the operas in David Pountney’s first two themed seasons. You will be expertly introduced to the stories, music and background of each opera.
£8 per person. £4 if you book at the same time for performances of Wagner Dream.
FREE POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Wed 12 Jun
There are some operatic experiences you just need to talk about. This short discussion will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on Wagner Dream just after the curtain has fallen.
Wed Eve at 7.15pmN/A£10.00£10.00£20.00£30.00£30.00
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|CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES|
£5 off each ticket in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
For sign-language interpreted performances, please mention at time of booking if you wish to be seated near the signer: lowest price applies.
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|UNDER 18S, FULL-TIME STUDENTS, CLAIMANTS, OVER 60S & PASSPORT TO LEISURE|
|£3 off each ticket
|STUDENT STANDBY & PASSPORT TO LEISURE STANDBY|
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|TERMS AND CONDITIONS|
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