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Date / Times: 17th and 19th August at 8.30pm – 9.15pm

Composer: Richard Wagner
Wensendon Lieder’s poetry is by Mathilde Wesendonck

Location: Waterperry Lily Pond

Duration: 45 minutes

2022 is an exciting year for Waterperry Opera Festival as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with 8 imaginative productions from Friday 12th – Saturday 20th August.

Wagner at Twilight, conducted by Bertie Baigent, is an evening concert of two of Wagner’s small-scale masterpieces, performed in the stunning natural beauty of Waterperry Gardens. This intimate concert juxtaposes music expressing the purity of nature and the turbulence of human emotion: themes which are at once contrasting and yet both intensely Wagnerian.

WESENDONCK LIEDER sets poems by Mathilde Wesendonck, the wife of one of Wagner’s patrons, and with whom Wagner may have had an affair.  The passion and yearning of the texts inspired some of Wagner’s most sensuous and dramatic music, which later morphed into parts of the opera Tristan und Isolde.

SIEGFRIED-IDYLL was composed by Wagner as a birthday present to his wife Cosima after the birth of their son, Siegfried.  The music depicts a forest scene, and later found its way into the opera Siegfried.

This production pairs perfectly with The Diary of One Who Disappeared, which is performanced before this performance at 7pm.

The Diary of One Who Disappeared – find out more…

Tickets from £15 with under 16s go FREE*  (with concession available for Under 30s and 16s as well as Blue Light Card Holders, and Benefits Support)

Attendees for Wagner at Twilight should note that these performances take place after the gardens have closed to the public and so access to the gardens is not possible with these tickets.

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Wed, 17th August
Fri, 19th August


Waterperry Opera Festival


Waterperry Gardens
Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley
Waterperry, Oxfordshire, OX33 1JZ. United Kingdom
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01844 339254

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