The Feast of Reason at Wagner’s Ring Cycle

A few tickets still available! Email to find out more.

You are invited to join the Feast of Reason at the end of June for an extraordinary week of music. We are going to see Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the South Bank Centre, four operas performed by Opera North in their dramatic production for the concert hall, with film projections and atmospheric lighting.

Four evenings and over 15 hours of music and passion, interspersed with short insightful talks from Sandy Burnett of Classic Discovery to help us enjoy and understand Wagner’s work. Plus Feast of Reason cooking to sustain us.

The four interlinked operas in Wagner’s Ring Cycle are Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Seeing all four operas in the course of a week is an overpowering and immensely rewarding experience and in the summer of 2016 Opera North gives us the chance to do exactly that, when it brings its highly-praised concert hall production to London’s South Bank.

Performances are 28th June, 29th June, 1st July, and 3rd July 2016.

Here is the complete schedule:

Tuesday 28 June at 7pm – South Bank Centre

Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)
Meet beforehand for drinks and short talk by Sandy beforehand. Finishes 9.40pm then we’ll go to the bar.

Wednesday 29 June at 5pm – South Bank Centre
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)
Short talks by Sandy before and during the interval, with Feast of Reason snacks to sustain us.

Friday 1 July at 5pm – South Bank Centre
Short talks by Sandy before and during the interval, with Feast of Reason snacks to sustain us.

Sunday 3 July at 3pm – South Bank Centre
Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
Short talks by Sandy before and during the interval. Supper at a local restaurant (set menu) during the long interval, and we’ll go the bar afterwards.

Cost of this special Feast of Reason week: £300 per person.

The cost covers seats in the balcony for Das Rehingold, and rear stall seats (rows LL/MM) for Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. It also includes talks by Sandy and private access to a specially-curated selection of learning resources online,  supper (set menu) in a local restaurant on 3rd July, and Feast of Reason snacks during the intervals on 29th June and 1st July.

Find out more about Sandy Burnett’s Classic Discovery.

Find out more about the South Bank Centre.

If you would like to come, or find out more, please email me on Tickets for the Ring Cycle are now sold out so we anticipate this Feast event will be very popular. I do need to ask for payment in advance and the ticket price is non-refundable though you can of course pass your place onto someone else.

I can’t make all the dates, can I choose which operas to see?
We are selling the Feast of Reason Wagner week as a ‘package’ so there aren’t any options. However you are welcome to give your ticket(s) for a specific evening to someone else, just let me know.

Can you cook for my dietary requirements?
Yes, absolutely, just let me know in advance.

I don’t live in London, can you help me find accommodation?
Yes, we can recommend hotels or AirB&B. I may also be able to provide B&B in her house in Brixton.

I hope you can come! Please email me if you have any more questions.