DELOITTE IGNITE: The Ring Cyclotrope

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Situated outside the Royal Opera House on Bow Street.

For the month of October, Deloitte Ignite is the home for an innovative kinetic installation created by renowned theatre designer Es Devlin, most recently famed for her work on the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony and for her set designs for The Royal Opera’s 'Les Troyens'.

'The Ring Cyclotrope' is an intriguing introduction to one of the most powerful of all operas: Richard Wagner’s 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'. It features film from Act III of Wagner’s 'Die Walküre', simultaneously recorded at the Royal Opera House by 21 separate cameras to capture every aspect of Keith Warner and Stefanos Lazaridis’s thrilling production.

It is a unique opportunity to experience the performance of an entire act from the perspective of the many people involved ­– from Royal Opera conductor and music director Antonio Pappano in the orchestra pit and the stage manager in the wings to the performers on stage. Visitors view the action through the revolving apertures of a zoetrope – a twenty-first century interpretation of a nineteenth-century optical device.

('The Ring Cyclotrope' is a collaboration between the Royal Opera House, Deloitte and Covent Garden, London.


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