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Wagner’s feuding gods and a star trio play Brahms—classical and opera highlights, September 2018

Plus the CBSO play Dvorak's New World Symphony

Leonidas Kavakos violin Yo-Yo Ma cello Emanuel Ax piano

Leonidas Kavakos violin Yo-Yo Ma cello Emanuel Ax piano


The Ring Cycle

Royal Opera House, 24th September to 2nd November

Feuding gods, raging giants, scheming dwarves and, at the centre of it all, a magic ring: Wagner’s Ring Cycle is the ultimate operatic work, packing love and death, loss, jealousy and revenge into four operas and 16 hours. Keith Warner’s production, first seen complete in 2007, reimagines the Gods as Edwardian grandees inhabiting a Blade Runner-esque world. But it’s all…

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