Present Voices: Wagner Dream

UK Premiere of Wagner Dream performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

29 January 2012 / 19:30

Ł10 / 17.50 / 25

 sold out

Jonathan Harvey Wagner Dream (UK premiere)

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Martyn Brabbins
Orpha Phelan director
Claire Booth Prakriti
Simon Bailey Vairochana
Hilary Summers Mother
Andrew Staples Ananda
Richard Angas Old Brahmin
Roderick Williams Buddha

Nicholas Le Prevost Richard Wagner
Ruth Lass Cosima Wagner
Julia Innocenti Carrie Pringle
Richard Jackson Dr Keppler
Sally Brooks Betty/Vajrayogni

Gilbert Nouno
IRCAM computer music designer
Charlie Cridlan Designer
Jean Claude Carriere librettist

Semi-staged performance

For decades, Wagner pondered an opera on a Buddhist theme. Starting from the sketches he left behind, Harvey has built a rich operatic fantasy. It mingles 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 fulfilment.

Wagner Dream Podcast by Barbican Music

'Wagner Dream must count as one of this British composer’s most self-defining works.’ The Sunday Telegraph

'Claire Booth sung the role of Prakriti in Luxembourg, making Harvey's dizzying soprano lines thrillingly intense...Wagner Dream urgently need a staging here.'
The Guardian

Buy a Total Immersion Jonathan Harvey Day pass and receive a 20% discount when you also buy a tickets for Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream on Sun 29 Jan.

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