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Wagner Dream is described by Jonathan Harvey as "a fantasy, based on fact but following it way beyond what is known." Set on the morning of Wagner's death (in Venice), he continues work on an essay but, just at the point at which he begins to consider the implications of his 28-year-old project to write an opera on a Buddhist subject, he suffers a heart attack. Starting from the sketches Wagner left behind, Harvey and librettist Jean-Claude Carriere have built a rich operatic fantasy mingling scenes from Wagner's domestic life with the myth of Prakriti, whose love for the Buddhist monk Ananda is at first thwarted, but finally reaches a chaste fulfillment. At the heart of Wagner Dream is the clash of two cultures, expressed by a speaking level for Wagner in Venice and a singing level for Wagner's unrealised opera ?Die Sieger' in Buddha's India. Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh. Running time: approx 1hr 50mins (inclu. one interval)

Performers Claire Booth (Prakiti), Dale Duesing (Buddha), Rebecca de Pont Davies (Mother), Richard Angas (Old Brahmin).
Music Jonathan Harvey. Lyrics Jean-Claude Carriere. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Nicholas Collon. Director Pierre Audi.

Wagner Dream

Wagner Dream (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01764973387. Details of all Wagner Dream archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S184087250

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