Friday, 24 October 2014

BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME - EXCLUSIVE TICKET BALLOT FOR MARIINSKY THEATRE'S EPIC THE RING CYCLE


BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME OFFERS EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED TICKET BALLOT FOR

MARIINSKY THEATRE’S EPIC STAGING OF

RICHARD WAGNER’S
THE RING CYCLE

CONDUCTED BY VALERY GERGIEV
 
 

This November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present a once in a lifetime event  as Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera makes its Birmingham Hippodrome debut with four performances over five nights; more than 250 artists will travel from St Petersburg to Birmingham, along with 10 trucks of scenery for this large scale undertaking.

To allow as many people as possible to enjoy this special event Birmingham Hippodrome is delighted to announce 100 tickets per opera will be made available on a ballot basis at just £30 each (plus 5% transaction charge), representing a discount of up to 85% on some tickets.

This ballot for the Ring Cycle has been made possible because of BP’s support for the Mariinsky visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. BP has been supporting Mariinsky UK touring since 2011 and already has facilitated over 60 Mariinsky performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wales Millennium Centre, Barbican Centre and Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Applicants are asked to email ringcycleballot@birminghamhippodrome.com with their full name, contact phone number, address and the best time to be contacted by Wednesday 29 October.   Successful ticket applicants will be drawn at random and contacted by phone by Birmingham Hippodrome for payment in advance following the deadline. (Terms and conditions apply*)

Birmingham Hippodrome Chief Executive, Stuart Griffiths said “After years of planning we are delighted to be presenting The Ring Cycle in its entirety right here in Birmingham.  And, thanks to the generous support of BP we are thrilled to be able to offer more people the experience of live opera at an extremely discounted rate via this special ballot.”

Peter Charow, BP’s vice president for Russia said: “We are very pleased to help bring this great opera to Birmingham as part of our longstanding support of the Mariinsky Theatre.”

For Birmingham’s first fully-staged Ring Cycle for several decades, Maestro Gergiev has assembled a stellar cast including Willard White, Ekaterina Gubanova, Andreas Schager, Vitaly Kovalyov, Mikahil Petrenko and Mlada Khudoley for the fully-staged production.

Mariinsky Theatre’s presentation of Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle runs at Birmingham Hippodrome Wed 5 –  Sun 9 November 2014 with the following four opera performance schedule:

Wednesday 5 November 2014 - Das Rheingold - 7.30pm

Thursday 6 November 2014 - Die Walküre - 5pm

Saturday 8 November 2014 – Siegfried - 5pm

Sunday 9 November 2014 – Götterdämmerung - 5pm

Standard tickets can be booked online at birminghamhippodrome.com or by telephone on 0844 338 5000. Calls from 5p per min, 5% fee applies, postage from £1. Prices and discounting subject to change.
 
 

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