Friday 6 September – Sunday 29 September 2013
This year’s Deloitte Ignite will be curated by actor, writer, presenter and opera fan Stephen Fry. Entitled Verdi/Wagner, the festival will celebrate the joint bicentenary of musical greats Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, exploring the composers and their music in innovative and creative ways.
Unlike in previous years, this Deloitte Ignite will be spread across four weekends rather than just one, and include live radio broadcasts, workshops and pop-up performances inspired by Verdi and Wagner. Sign up to be first to know when more information is released.
Verdi/Wagner Daytime and Evening Events | Ticketed events
Julian Joseph – Windows into Tristan and Isolde and Verdi/Wagner Lunchtime concert.
Deloitte Ignite: The Science of Opera with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies | Tickets £7-£25
For the first time, a team of neurologists have tried to discover what happens to us physically when we are watching and listening to opera.
Linbury Studio Theatre |
6-28 September | Tickets £7-£25
Simon Callow turns his attention to the life and legacy of one of opera’s most influential figures in a one-man show for Deloitte Ignite.
Royal Opera House |
October | FREE No Tickets Required
During October the Royal Opera House is the home for an innovative kinetic installation created by renowned theatre designer Es Devlin.
Verdi/Wagner Deloitte Ignite Daytime Events | FREE ticketed events
Gandini Juggling, Anvil Chorus, Va Pensiero project and Verdi/Wagner Lunchtime concert.
Verdi/Wagner Deloitte Ignite Daytime Events | Ticketed events
BBC Radio 3 Music Matters, Intelligence² Debate Verdi vs Wagner with Stephen Fry.