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Power of Power

29 May 2016 - 9 Oct 2016

We live in an age where power is king – but the rules of the game are changing.

Power of Power homed in on the forces that control our world today. We discussed the economic ascent of India, the power brokers behind the banking system and the role of politics in the refugee crisis.

The festival was programmed around a production of Richard Wagner’s iconic opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, which creates an epic world of gods, giants, dwarves and heroes caught between love, greed and hunger for power.

Through a series of talks and performances, Power of Power brought together fearless leaders and expert observers to explore timeless themes from Wagner’s work, including money, desire and dynasty, through a contemporary lens.

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Wagner’s Ring Cycle is a mythical tale packed with drama and ideas

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