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Classical Music

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra 2023/24: Wagner’s Dream

Sat 27 Jan 2024
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Wagner tubas, 8 horns & multiple anvils play the epic 'Ring' in 65 minutes

Ligeti Atmosphères
Berio Folk Songs
Wagner The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure (arr. Henk de Vlieger)

Geoffrey Paterson conductor
Lotte Betts-Dean mezzo soprano

Surely one of the most ambitious concerts ever mounted by BPO!

Vlieger’s monumental adaptation of the epic Ring cycle will whizz you from Das Rheingold to Götterdämmerung in 65 minutes, accompanied by Wagner tubas, 8 horns and multiple anvils, amongst one of the largest orchestras ever seen onstage at Brighton Dome.

In a short but spicy first half, we open with Ligeti’s dreamy Atmosphères and Berio’s witty Folk Songs. A showstopper featuring settings from eleven countries, it’s performed by the sensational Australian mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Holland Park) and young British conductor Geoffrey Paterson (Philharmonia, BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Concert Bundles:

3 Concert Saver*

6 Concert Season*

*Excludes New Year’s Eve Gala and Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale