BPO’s performance of Das Rheingold on the 13th October in Symphony Hall will be unique in many ways. Never before has a non-professional orchestra performed this amazing work in one of the first concert halls in the country, Symphony Hall. Our cast has been hand picked by our musical director, Michael Lloyd, drawing from many years of experience of working in opera houses around the world and tutoring opera students at many of London’s music colleges to produce and incredible group of soloists who will bring the opera to life.
Our performance of Das Rheingold is, in part, intended to provide a new experience to the many members of the public who may not have had the opportunity to experience a live operatic performance. To make our performance as accessible and understandable as possible to the audience, we have installed a big screen above the orchestra which will display text explaining the story of the opera as it is being performed, alongside painting depicting the story by Arthur Rackham.
The programme for the concert will also include the synopsis of the opera, the Arthur Rackham paintings, details of the main leitmotifs used by Wagner in the composition of the opera to depict different events of the story, and much more.
We hope that you can join us for this unique and exciting performance of Das Rheingold on Sunday 13th October. Tickets for the concert can be purchased from the Symphony Hall website or from the Town Hall/Symphony Hall box offices.