Kirsten Flagstad as Isolde and August Seider as Tristan in Tristan and Isolde © 1948 Royal Opera House / Roger Wood
"Nothing is as exciting nor challenging in the world of opera as to engage with the works of Richard Wagner. For a world-class opera house, how we perform Wagner's works is a real measure of our quality. It is always extraordinary for our artists, staff and audience when we perform Wagner, and there is no half-heartedness. It is all or nothing.”
Kasper Holten, Director of Opera
Staging a Wagner opera is a huge undertaking, requiring lengthy rehearsals and a wealth of scenery and costumes, and so the generosity of committed Wagner enthusiasts is essential in underpinning every revival and new production.
We would be so grateful if were able to make a contribution towards our Wagner productions in his bicentenary year. Donations of any size are hugely valuable to our work. Please donate online below, complete and return this donation form or phone Sacha Glasgow-Smith on +44 (0)20 7212 9510.