The award comes as Longborough
announces its new Ring cycle,
following their critically acclaimed 2013 cycle which established the
festival as a destination for Wagnerians around the world.
Lizzie Graham comments: “Martin and I are delighted to receive this award
on behalf of the whole team at Longborough who work so hard to make Wagner
successful here, and are currently helping to put our new Ring cycle in
(June 2021) and Gˆtterd‰mmerung (June 2022); culminating in
the full cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen (June 2023).
The entire cycle will be conducted by Longborough Music Director and
eminent Wagnerian Anthony Negus, and brought to life
by Royal Opera House Head Staff Director Amy Lane.
Lane is currently Co-Directing Drot og Marsk with Kasper Holten at the
Royal Danish Opera and was recently Associate Director on Die Walk¸re
and Gotterdammerung on Keith Warner’s Ring cycle at Covent Garden.
“The Ring cycle is the most epic of tales with a score that is searing,
desperate, sublime and so perfectly unfathomable,” comments Amy Lane.
“What an honour it is to set foot upon this glorious pathway and to
commence this journey with Longborough.”
Martin and Lizzie Graham will receive The Reginald Goodall award at a
ceremony at The Royal Over-Seas League in London on 20 March 2019.
Previous recipients include Bernard Haitink, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir
John Tomlinson, Pl·cido Domingo and Longborough Festival Opera’s own
Music Director Anthony Negus (2017).
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