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Events

3. Jul 2021
3. Jul 2021
Jul
3.
2021
London, UK
London Opera Company to perform Wagner’s Die Walküre
Saturday 3 July at 3pm, 2021 at St John’s Church, Waterloo, London
 
The London Opera Company has announced that it will perform a new concert production  of Wagner’s Die Walküre at St John’s Church, Waterloo, London on Saturday 3 July at 3pm, 2021 with a company of top-flight international singers and musicians.

The London Opera Company formed last summer to give fellow musicians and international opera singers who had lost their work to the pandemic the opportunity to keep performing, and to give music lovers a first class treat after a summer devoid of live concerts.

A few months ago they performed a sold-out and rapturously received chamber concert of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at The Warehouse, London. 

‘Not only was there no weak link in the cast; strength of ensemble and dramatic interaction rendered it considerably more than the sum of its parts’ and ‘Above all, this was an accomplished and moving company debut.’  Quotes from Opera magazine review Nov 2020

Peter Selwyn will be Music Director for this project, and together with Kelvin Lim he will be arranging a version of the opera for two pianos and percussion. 

Having assisted on productions of Die Walküre at Bayreuth and Covent Garden, and having also conducted the Jonathan Dove reduction, Peter is now excited by the challenge of conveying the essence of Wagner’s powerful and beautiful score on two pianos. Born of the necessity in Covid times of keeping orchestral forces small, the large orchestral moments such as the ‘Ride of the Walkyries’ and ‘Magic Fire’ music are ideally suited to 4-handed treatment, and the use of percussion will, both forcefully and subtly, add to the range of colours.

The full cast is:

SIEGMUND – BRIAN SMITH WALTERS
SIEGLINDE- GWENETH-ANN RAND
HUNDING – SIMON WILDING
WOTAN – SIMON THORPE
BRÜNNHILDE-CARA MCHARDY
FRICKA – HARRIET WILLIAMS
GERHILDE – TANYA HURST
ORTLINDE – PHILIPPA BOYLE
HELMWIGE – NATASHA JOUHL
WALTRAUTE – SARAH PRING
SIEGRUNE – CAROLYN DOBBIN
ROSSWEISSE HARRIET WILLIAMS
GRIMGERDE – KATHERINE TAYLOR JONES
SCHWERTLEITE – ANGHARAD LYDDON
 

If any members already have tickets they will be automatically be changed to July 3rd, but if anyone would prefer a refund they are very welcome to email the London Opera Company at this address:
Thelondonoperacompany@gmail.com

 https://www.thelondonoperacompany.org/

We have set up a fund raiser to appeal for donations towards the cost of putting on our concert. Please find the link below;

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8u5Hsf1jj7

https://www.facebook.com/The-London-Opera-Company-100333018519594/

https://instagram.com/thelondonoperacompany?igshid=6a949cjznjyj