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The Eighth of April

Episode 4 of 4

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 24 October 2012

The final part of a series in which four prominent writers respond to the operas in Wagner's The Ring with new works of their own.

Award-winning poet, playwright and librettist, Glyn Maxwell performs a specially commissioned dramatic poem, which takes as inspiration the three Norns in Gotterdammerung as they face the demise of the gods as the Ring Cycle draws to a close.

Recorded in front of an audience at The Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House.

The producer is Frank Stirling and it is a Unique production for BBC Radio 3.

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