26-30 June 2013

The Wagner 200 Festival, co-directed by Barry Millington and Mark Eynon, continues apace, following such diverse events as the Wagner 200th Birthday Concert on 22nd May and a Complete Reading of the Ring Cycle feat. Sir John Tomlinson last Sunday at the British Library.

The attention now turns Kings Place, which hosts a five-day feast of Wagner 200 activity from 26-30 June.

Wed 26th June, 7.30pm, Hall 1
Janice Watson, soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano
Programme to include Wesendonck Lieder and Liszt songs

Thurs 27th June, 7.30pm, Hall 1
Recital by pianist, Llyr Williams of works by Wagner
Friday 28th June, 8pm, Hall 1
Aurora Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Collon with Harriet Walter and Henry Goodman
A dramatised recreation of the events surrounding the first performance of the Siegfried Idyll, together with performances of the Idyll and the Beethoven Septet.

The weekend of Sat 29th and Sun 30th June also sees three symposia, featuring a series of Wagner experts who will examine aspects of Wagner performance under the headings Singing, Conducting and Stage Production:-

Saturday 29th June, 10am-1pm, Hall 1: Vocal Style in Wagner from the Golden Age to the Present

Saturday 29th June, 2-5pm, Hall 1: Conducting Wagner

Sunday 30th June 10am-5pm, Hall 1 : The Challenge of Director's Opera

Also on the weekend of Sat 29th and Sun 30th June: Wagner on the Big Screen

Saturday 29 June, 6pm, Hall 2 : Tristan & Isolde (Lehnhoff's Glyndebourne production)

Sunday 30th June, 6pm Hall 2 : Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg (K. Wagner's Bayreuth production)


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