VenueWales Millennium Centre
Other spaces at this venue include: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Donald Gordon Theatre, Weston Studio Theatre
From6th June 2013
To7th June 2013
PricesFrom £5.00. To £25.00.
What is currently on at Wales Millennium Centre (V1984858935)

Wagner Dream

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.
Music Jonathan Harvey
Lyrics Jean-Claude Carriere

Archive :: production:T01764973387, opera or operetta:S184087250, venue:V1984858935

Production details

Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh. Running time: approx 1hr 50mins (inclu. one interval)


Company Welsh National Opera
Conductor Nicholas Collon
Director Pierre Audi
Performer Claire Booth (Prakiti)
Performer Dale Duesing (Buddha)
Performer Rebecca de Pont Davies (Mother)
Performer Richard Angas (Old Brahmin)

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