Friday, 15 January 2010

Love Opera? New Wagner Day Course - "The Valkyrie"

Wagner's great cycle of music-dramas, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is one of the most monumental of the world's artistic achievements. Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) is the second drama of the cycle, and, unlike its predecessor, Das Rheingold, which was in one continuous act, is a full-length music-drama in three acts. Dramatically, The Valkyrie is intensely moving because of its arrestingly beautiful lyrical qualities. These two factors help to make The Valkyrie perhaps the most approachable section of the ‘Ring’ cycle.

This Study Day should be of particular interested to those people attending the performances by Longborough Festival Opera in July 2010.

"Die Walkure" Day Course - Music Appreciation

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Farncombe Estate is situated just outside the Cotswold village of Broadway. We are approximately 50 minutes from Oxford, Birmingham and Bristol and easily located from the M5, M40 and M42.

There is a direct rail service from London Paddington to Moreton in Marsh which is our nearest rail station. To help rail travellers we offer a return taxi collection service from the station.

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