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Watch: Stephen Fry invites you to a festival celebrating Verdi and Wagner

Deloitte Ignite 2013 is your chance to burst into song or strike an unfeasibly large anvil.

By Lottie Butler (Assistant Content Producer)

16 August 2013 at 11.51am | 1 Comment

Deloitte Ignite 2013, entitled Verdi/Wagner and curated by opera aficionado Stephen Fry kicks off on 6 September.

The festival, which will be spread over four weeks, is described by Fry as ‘a momentous celebration of two great titans of world music, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi’.

Events include Inside Wagner’s Head, a one-man show, by actor, writer and director Simon Callow commissioned specially for the festival; live radio broadcasts, workshops, and pop-up performances inspired by Verdi and Wagner; and an investigation into the physiological effects of opera with both Fry and Alan Davies. Many events in Deloitte Ignite are free including a day of singers and choral groups coming together for a Festival of Voices.

The music of Wagner will be brought to life with an installation designed to show just what goes into staging Die Walküre, while composer-in-residence Elspeth Brooks will use recordings from around the world of Verdi’s Va Pensiero to create a unique sound installation in the Crush Room.

Find out more and reserve tickets for Deloitte Ignite 2013, or sign up to be first to know when more information is released.

This article has 1 comment

  1. TONEEE responded on 20 September 2013 at 2:55pm Reply

    I am performer for Both A CHOIR WITH NO NAME AND STREETWESE OPERA. My group and I will be joiningtogether at Royal Opera House performing on 22-9-13 Sunday.

    This Festival Event benefits ll people in the Arts and Theatre thus bring more and more people to enhance their wide ranging intersts all the time.
    May I ask for 12 tickets for my family and friends for Sunday 22-9-12 to enjoy the OCCATION.

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