Your reaction: Verdi vs Wagner
During the Deloitte Ignite debate chaired by Stephen Fry, we asked you which composer deserved to come out on top.
Philip Hensher, Stephen Fry and Norman Lebrecht at the Verdi vs Wagner debate as part of Stephen Fry’s Deloitte Ignite © Intelligence Squared
Wagner ignites passion and Verdi incites compassion; It’s all about pathos #DeloitteIgnite
— Daniela Didier (@dandidier) September 15, 2013
Dimitri Platanias as Rigoletto, Zhengzhong Zhou as Marullo and Pablo Bemsch as Matteo Borsa with the chorus in Rigoletto © Johan Persson/ROH 2012
read any film theorist’s work on music & sound; you’ll always find Wagner. he’s *everywhere* #deloitteignite
— Imani Mosley (@idmbassoon) September 15, 2013
You can watch a full recording of the debate on demand on our youtube channel. Watch the debate now.
Which composer do you prefer and why?
Highlights from the debate will be available on demand soon. Stephen Fry’s Deloitte Ignite festival runs throughout September