Miami Music Festival Wagner Institute
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM - English
Through innovations focused on technology, the Miami Music Festival's Wagner Institute advances the famed German composer Richard Wagner's legacy of using an opera's theatrics as part of the "total art." This season, the festival has a special surprise for audiences as Wagner's great, gr eat grandson, Antoine Wagner, makes his directorial debut in the halls of the New World Center.
The thrilling program begins with Act II of Lohengrin. Based on an old German legend, Lohengrin tells the story of a mysterious knight who appears by way of a magic swan boat. Following Lohengrin, Antoine Wagner creates the concept, set design and direction for Act II of Die Walküre. Die Walküre brings Norse mythology to the stage with the continuance of Wagner's four-opera saga, The Ring. The second opera in the cycle, Die Walküre deals with the difficult relationship between gods and mortals as the main characters struggle with their pride in order to decide the ultimate destiny of mortals. Bass baritone Alan Held returns as Wotan and soprano Linda Watson joins the cast of participants as Brünnhilde.
VIP Ticket includes an exclusive post-event Cast Party and Meet & Greet with Antoine Wagner.
New World Center 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Map)