Symphony Hall’s 21st Anniversary Festival opens with an unmissable event: The Royal Opera makes its much-anticipated return to Birmingham to launch a sequence of Wagner’s four greatest music dramas. Hear an outstanding cast in Wagner’s epic comedy about the power and glory of song, under the inspired baton of Sir Antonio Pappano.
BBC Music magazine’s Editor, Oliver Condy, recommends tonight’s concert:
Here’s a chance to catch the composer at his more light-hearted, performed by a world-class bunch of musicians. Wagner’s greatest tunes coupled with a touching storyline will ensure the time will fly by.
Bryn Terfel has regrettably had to withdraw from the role of Hans Sachs due to a chest infection. We are pleased to be able to announce that the role will be taken by German bass-baritone Wolfgang Koch, who has been delivering outstanding performances as Sachs in the current staged production at the Royal Opera House. Koch has previously triumphed as Hans Sachs at the Vienna Staatsoper, and his highly praised Wagnerian roles also include Alberich (Das Rheingold, Siegfried) and Amfortas (Parsifal). All other casting remains as before.
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Concert performance sung in German with English surtitles. Please note surtitles may not be visible from every seat. Please check when booking.
One of a series of Wagner’s greatest operas, performed in the space of 6 months as part of Symphony Hall’s 21st Anniversary Festival.
Tristan und Isolde – Saturday 3 March
Good Friday: Gergiev conducts Parsifal – Friday 6 April
Wagner’s Ring: Die Walküre – Saturday 30 June
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sir Antonio Pappano conductor
Wolfgang Koch Sachs
Emma Bell Eva
Simon O’Neill Walther
Toby Spence David
Peter Coleman-Wright Beckmesser
Sir John Tomlinson Pogner
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
This concert has a running time of c. 5 hours 45 minutes including two intervals.
£9.50, £20, £29, £38, £50, £62.50, £75*
60plus: £9.50, £19, £28, £36, £47.50, £59.50, £71.50*
Discounts also available for children, students and under 25s, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions, concert package bookers and groups of 11+. For more details on all discounts and how to book click here.
Choir, Chorus Boxes and Stalls first four rows not available.
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