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Film Saturday 18 March, 2023 4:00pm

MET 2022/23: Lohengrin

TICKETS £17.50, £14.50 concs.



Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. In a sequel to his revelatory production of Parsifal, director Franois Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagners breathtaking music, with Music Director Yannick NzetS guin on the podium to conduct a supreme cast led by tenor Piotr Beczała in the title role of the mysterious swan
knight. Soprano Tamara Wilson is the virtuous duchess Elsa, falsely accused of murder, going headtohead with soprano Christine Goerke as the cunning sorceress Ortrud, who seeks to lay her low. Bassbaritone Evgeny Nikitin is Ortrud’s powerhungry husband, Telramund, and bass Gnther Groissbck is King Heinrich.



Five stars for Lohengrin - an outstanding new Met production.
Moments of visual cataclysm and transformation are timed to the music to stunning effect.
...Lohengrin himself seems to descend from eternity, and return to it. The final image was indelible.

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