Manchester International Festival (MIF) have commissioned Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé to produce a concert version of Die Walküre performed over two nights at The Bridgewater Hall, which has arguably the UK’s finest orchestral acoustic. We have also commissioned Gerard McBurney to create The Madness of an Extraordinary Plan, a new dramatic prologue to Die Walküre. Sir Mark Elder leads the Hallé and three actors in a guide to Richard Wagner’s revolutionary reinvention of the musical language of opera.
More information about the opera
Interview with Sir Mark Elder