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Just announced: Stephen Fry to explore Verdi and Wagner at In Conversation event

Special event as part of Deloitte Ignite to be full of insight and personal reflections.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

5 September 2013 at 11.35am | 2 Comments

Deloitte Ignite curator Stephen Fry is to be the focus of a special In Conversation event on 14 September as part of the festival.

Stephen will join Associate Director of Opera John Fulljames to explore the lives and legacies of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The event promises to be a lively rummage through the two composer's works, full of insight and revelations.

‘It is easier to like Verdi the man, and to be charmed by his music. It is easier to become overwhelmed, addicted to or even repelled by Wagner and his – indeed how could such an ugly tree have borne such remarkable fruit?’ says Stephen, who memorably wrestled with Wagner's darker side in BBC documentary Wagner and Me.

The event is now on sale with tickets priced £10.

Find out more about the multitude of events taking place at Deloitte Ignite 2013

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

5 September 2013 at 11.35am

This article has been categorised Off stage and tagged Deloitte Ignite, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Stephen Fry

This article has 2 comments

  1. The Ring Cyclotrope . I visited the opera house yesterday and asked about this, having read about it in the event leaflet. I found it unbelievable that no member of staff could give me any information. The "guardian at the gate" said I should get a ticket at the desk... at the desk I was told I didn't need a ticket because it was outside in Bow Street or perhaps in the Piazza because of the rain. It is only this morning that I managed to find on the website that it won't go on view until the end of the month. So no front of house staff appeared to know that the Cyclotrope wasn't there! Time and time again I find that front of house staff ( who are invariably charming) are not kept informed of simple facts like this and it does not give a good impression to members of the public. I was also puzzled that there was no access to the amphitheatre coffee bar before the lunchtime recital.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 10 September 2013 at 12:02pm

      Hi Ann,

      Sorry to hear about your experience. We've passed the comment on to the Front of House team who'll ensure that all staff are clear in future.

      The amphitheatre coffee bar is usually open in the day, though may occasionally be closed for work or preparation of external hire events.

      Chris
      Content Producer (Social Media and News)

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