Classical music

London Philharmonic Orchestra: A Golden Gala Evening

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

The London Philharmonic Orchestra brings the power of Wagner’s Das Rheingold to Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski to mark his 10th anniversary as Principal Conductor.

Deep beneath the River Rhine glints the ancient Rhine gold. Far above, the great gods complete their fortress of Valhalla and prepare to rule over the earth. But the treasure in the Rhine contains a power stronger than any living being, and all it demands is a willingness to renounce love.

In the opening chapter of his epic Ring Cycle, Richard Wagner doesn’t just tell a story of mythic power; he creates a whole new imaginative world in music.

Jurowski’s Wagner interpretations have been described in the press as 'exquisite', and with a world-class cast headed by Matthias Goerne as Wotan, this is a major occasion to mark the 10th anniversary of Vladimir Jurowski's role as the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Conductor.

* Please note a change of artist from previously advertised


London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Sofia Fomina soprano, Woglinde
Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano, Wellgunde
Lucie Spicková mezzo-soprano, Flosshilde
Lyubov Petrova soprano, Freia
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano, Fricka
Anna Larsson contralto, Erda
Allan Clayton tenor, Froh
Vsevelod Grivnov Loge *
Matthias Goerne baritone, Wotan
Stephen Gadd baritone, Donner
Matthew Rose bass, Fasolt
Brindley Sherratt bass, Fafner
Adrian Thompson tenor, Mime
Robert Hayward baritone, Alberich


Wagner: Das Rheingold - opera in 4 scenes
-: (semi-staged performance in German with English surtitles)

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Performance time
Please note start time of 6pm.

There is no interval in the performance which lasts approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.

The following special packages, including pre- and post-concert receptions and the chance to meet the musicians, are available:

Rhinemaiden Package
An invitation to the Orchestra's exclusive Beecham Bar for a pre-concert reception with fine wines, canapés, and the opportunity to meet musicians from the Orchestra.
£30 per person (concert ticket not included)

Siegfried Package
This package includes tickets for Premium concert seats, a pre-performance Champagne reception and a commemorative concert programme.
£125 per person

Brünnhilde Package
Includes the entire Siegfried Package as well as a post-performance reception with the cast.
£210 per person

Wotan Package
Includes the entire Brünnhilde Package as well as a signed commemorative concert programme and dinner with members of the cast on Wed 24 Jan 2018.
£375 per person (a limited quantity of 20 Wotan Packages is available)

To book the Rhinemaiden Package please call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555. To book any of the other packages, hover over the seats in the front stalls and select the seats with the corresponding price to the package that you wish to purchase.

Please note that this concert is not eligible for the London Philharmonic Orchestra series booking discount.