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Opera North’s Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung – The Lowry, Salford

Jeni Bern as Woglinde, Madeleine Shaw as Wellgunde and Sarah Castle as Flosshilde

Composer: Richard Wagner Concert staging and design concept: Peter Mumford English titles: Simon Rees Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Tonight is the culmination of an intensive week of opera and Opera North have maintained a level of outstanding quality from start to finish that would be difficult to match by most opera companies in the country. The Ring Cycle ...

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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre – The Lowry, Salford

Kelly Cae Hogan as Brünnhilde and Michael Weinius as Siegmund. Photo credit: Clive Barda

Composer: Richard Wagner Concert staging and design concept: Peter Mumford English titles: Simon Rees Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Tonight's instalment of the The Ring Cycle is arguably the most iconic of Wagner's work. Perhaps even the most striking image in opera. For who doesn't conjure that stereotypical tableux of ladies in “viking” helmets heralding war? Opera North's Die ...

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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Druiett as Wotan, Jo Pohlheim as Alberich and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Loge - in Opera North's Das Rheingold

Composer: Richard Wagner English text: Simon Rees Associate Director: Joe Austin Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent And thus commences twenty and half hours of opera as Opera North embark on presenting Wagner's Ring Cycle in its entirety. A colossal undertaking and the epitome of an operatic experience. At a running time of two hours and forty minutes Das Rheingold ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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The Ring Cycle Plays – The Scoop, London

Writer: Phil Willmott and Lisa Kumer from Richard Wagner Director: Racky Plews and Phil Willmott Reviewer: Glen Pearce Epic seems to be in vogue at the moment. As the National Theatre of Scotland brings Scotland’s monarchal history to the stage in The James Plays, on the Southbank of London Gods and Monsters Theatre Company brings Wagner's Herculean Ring Cycle to ...

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Opera North: Die Walküre – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Richard Wagner Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating:4] Wagner’s second part of his epic operatic work is given spine-tingling life by Opera North in the second annual instalment of their Ring Cycle project. Opera North’s semi-staged production of Die Walküre has no real need of pyrtochnics, costume or props to be mesmerising. The power of Wagner’s music and ...

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