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      November 16, 2019

      Saturday   7:00 PM

      Cathedral Green
      Cardiff, Cardiff CF5 2YF

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      Das Rheingold - Wagner

      Das Rheingold is the first of the four operas which make up Wagners celebrated Ring Cycle. We believe it is the ideal choice among Wagners output to reach out to new audiences, being the shortest of his operas approximately two-and-a-half hours in length   and yet still having the hallmarks of Wagners monumental handiwork. The storyline, rooted in a world of ancient myth, is compelling and moving. It is our expectation that curious newcomers to Wagner will thus enjoy the production alongside existing devotees.

      There are few opportunities to experience Wagners operas other than in major opera houses and for good reason: The music is conceived on a grand scale and does not easily lend itself to reduced performances. The large size of the orchestras conceived by Wagner, though sumptuous to hear, puts notable upward pressure on ticket prices. The singing is frequently of a high intensity and calls for solo voices of considerable stamina.

      In this production we are setting out to bring Wagners great music and drama live to audiences in the West of England and South Wales. Further, to do so in an affordable way but without compromising on the highest standards of performance.

      The production is semi-staged, in costume and with an innovative set to support the drama. The work will be performed in German with English surtitles.

      The performances make full use of the substantial organ in each of the cathedral and large church venues, supplemented by percussion, giving a remarkably faithful and impressive account of Wagners score in magnificent and lofty surroundings.

      Cost: From £13.5 to £40

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