Mark Austin

Opera Prelude: Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde

Tuesday 2 April 2019, 10:30

Venue: Caversham Room at Cadogan Hall

Event Passed
Opera Prelude: Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Event Passed

Performers

Mark Austin (conductor) and Opera Prelude’s young artists

“I have never found a work as dangerously fascinating” (Nietzsche).

Join conductor Mark Austin for an engaging introduction to Wagner’s masterpiece. This lecture will explore one of the most influential compositions ever written, and why it came to occupy a central place in Western culture. Mark will illustrate Wagner’s musical language from the piano and place the work in its historical context, drawing on performances by some of the great interpreters of the past. Suitable for Wagnerians and Wagner-doubters alike.

Duration: approx. 2 hours

Ticket Information

£30

All orders are subject to a transaction fee, except if made in person. See booking information for details, payment methods and delivery options.

This event has passed.

Opera Prelude: Britain after Britten

The revival of British opera post 1945

Tuesday 14 May 2019, 10:30

‘We never seem to get over looking for the next Benjamin Britten. It’s a stupid game’ – Robert Saxton, Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and teacher of Thomas Adès. Benjamin Britten famously only had one s...

More Info Book Now
Opera Prelude: Mozart's Masterful Characterisation

A focus on his female roles

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 10:30

In his short 35-year life, this musical genius wrote melodies which are still celebrated 350 years later. Mozart had more than just musicality – he understood how to create distinct characters with his music. He was able to take any character from...

More Info Book Now

Keep up to date with events, news and opportunities to support Cadogan Hall.

Join our Mailing List

View our privacy policy