Abu Dhabi Classics will host the Bayreuth Festival’s international opera debut of Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday 30th January 2019 and Friday 1st February 2019 at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
The Bayreuth Festival is renowned for its outstanding performances of the 19th-Century German composer Richard Wagner’s operas, which take place in a special theatre, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, designed by Wagner himself, so that he could produce his own works. The Bayreuth Festival’s acclaimed productions receive over 500,000 ticket requests each year with only 60,000 tickets available and a waiting list 9-10 years. As a result, Bayreuth Festival fans are lined up in anticipation to purchase tickets for this once in a life time opportunity to see this spectacular production in the UAE’s Capital, as they perform for the first time ever outside of Germany.
As the unmissable highlight of the Abu Dhabi Classics new season, concert-goers will experience the full musical drama of The Valkyrie, under the artistic direction of Katharina Wagner, great granddaughter of the great composer. The production will also feature a feature length film under the artistic direction of Katharina, which will be played in the background, telling the story of The Valkyrie and revisiting the main locations that inspired Richard Wagner’s work. Renowned for their spectacular productions and standing ovations, The Bayreuth Festival’s unique production of The Valkyrie will be breath-taking.
Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.