THE LONDON OPERA COMPANY
Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre
3pm, Saturday 3rd July 2021
St John’s Church, Waterloo, London
Concert performance in 3 acts.
New chamber version for five instruments, piano and percussion.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
ABOUT THE LONDON OPERA COMPANY
The London Opera Company formed in the summer 2020 to give fellow musicians and international opera singers who had lost their work to the Covid pandemic the opportunity to keep performing and to give music lovers a first class treat after a summer devoid of live concerts.
In October 2020, the LOC gave its inaugural performance: a sold-out and rapturously received chamber concert of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at The Warehouse, London.
Opera magazine said, of this performance, 'Not only was there no weak link in the cast; strength of ensemble and dramatic interaction rendered it considerably more than the sum of its parts...Above all, this was an accomplished and moving
Peter Selwyn will be Music Director for this project and will now be arranging a version of the opera for piano, percussion and an assortment of instruments, including bass clarinet and bass trumpet.
Having assisted on productions of Die Walküre at Bayreuth and Covent Garden, Peter is excited by the challenge of conveying the essence of Wagner’s powerful and beautiful score with a small number of crucial instruments, which will
bring out important motifs and add weight to the bigger moments, such as the Ride of the Valkyries, yet also bring
subtlety and colour to the more beautiful passages.
SIEGMUND – BRIAN SMITH WALTERS
SIEGLINDE - GWENETH-ANN RAND
HUNDING – SIMON WILDING
WOTAN – SIMON THORPE
BRÜNNHILDE – CARA MCHARDY
FRICKA – HARRIET WILLIAMS
GERHILDE – JAQUELINE VARSEY
ORTLINDE – PHILIPPA BOYLE
HELMWIGE – NATASHA JOUHL
WALTRAUTE – HARRIET WILLIAMS
SIEGRUNE – CAROLYN DOBBIN
ROSSWEISSE - ANGHARAD LYDDON
GRIMGERDE – KATHERINE TAYLOR-JONES
SCHWERTLEITE – RHONDA BROWNE
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Maximum 90 tickets available
£30 per ticket
Drinks available during intervals
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