5 September 2013 at 11.35am | 2 Comments
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.