Wagner Dream

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TV & Radio Information
Radio 3
Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 20:30

Martin Brabbins and the BBC Symphony Orchestra bring a bit of Buddhist charm to Saturday night with the UK premiere of Jonathan Harvey's opera, Wagner Dream. Recorded in January during the Total Immersion weekend at the Barbican, the opera is based on unfinished sketches by Wagner. Harvey takes the original musical material and weaves an operatic love story combining Buddhist myths with stories from Wagner's personal life, brought to life by a stellar cast of actors and opera stars together with IRCAM electronics.