Ryan Wigglesworth conducts his own symphonic shortcut through the culmination to Wagner’s Ring and Schoenberg’s seminal monodrama Erwartung.
In the last instalment of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung, a world of greed and corruption ends and we glimpse a radiant dawn – the possibility of a new, better world taking its place. It is the work in which Wagner beat the ‘grand opera’ tradition at its own game and wrote the best orchestral music of his career. But at five hours, it’s also rather long. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts his own reduced symphonic journey through the opera’s essential, world-changing moments.
Before Wagner’s message of hope for a new dawn, we get a glimpse of his most intense vision of romantic love and Schoenberg’s striking mono-dramatic monument to modernism, Erwartung.
The performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm. It includes a 20 minute interval.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.