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Deloitte Ignite: Deloitte Ignite 2013: Sunday 8 September 2013, 12 noon

Deloitte Ignite

Royal Opera House

This year’s Deloitte Ignite will be curated by actor, writer, presenter and opera fan Stephen Fry. The festival will celebrate the joint bicentenary of musical greats Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.


Paul Hamlyn Hall | Gandini Juggling’s wildly original take on Die Walküre; a potted version of Wagner’s Ring Cycle with little more than his hands from theatre artist Andrew Dawson; comedy dance duo New Art Club, aka Roden and Shenton, present their own interpretation of Verdi operas; and Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate Mayuri Boonham will also perform new work created especially for this year’s festival. Throughout Sunday 8 September there will be musical interventions from jazz composer and pianist Julian Joseph too.

Clore Studio | Special percussion and singing workshops for families based on the Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il trovatore and more anvil-based percussion from Wagner’s Das Rheingold.

Crush Room | In January 2013, ROH and composer Elspeth Brooke asked people to contribute recordings of themselves singing Verdi’s well-loved chorus 'Va pensiero', from Nabucco. The resulting installation is an imaginative response to 'Va pensiero' involving many different voices, from young to old, untrained individual to opera chorus; it includes everyone from staff at the Royal Opera House and members of the March 2013 Nabucco audience, to people from all over the globe.

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Day tickets do not guarantee access to any individual event. Capacity is limited and entry is on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that you arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.