Dining and opera experience in Lyme Regis

THE Marine Theatre in Lyme Regus is teaming up with local caterers Blackdown Kitchen to offer a unique dining event at a screening of Wagner’s opera ‘Die Walkure’.

The opera includes the ‘Ride of the Valkyries’, one of the most recognisable pieces of classical music, and is recorded live from New York’s Met Opera.

‘Die Walküre’ is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale. When twins Siegmund and Sieglinde find each other at last, Siegmund promises to release Sieglinde from her forced marriage by killing her husband, Hunding.

The god Wotan instructs Valkyrie warrior Brünnhilde to defend Hunding. But, moved by the twins’ mutual devotion, Brünnhilde refuses to obey, forging an alliance with Sieglinde that has far-reaching consequences for them both.

Soprano Christine Goerke sings Brünnhilde, tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek are the love-struck twins, and Ring cycle veteran Philippe Jordan conducts.

The screening and supper will be held on Monday, April 1 with the bar opening at 3pm for a 4pm start.

Blackdown Kitchen is offering a two-course supper for £15, including a glass of wine or half pint of beer. Each course is served in the intervals. Tickets for the supper must be booked in advance.

Tickets for the screening only cost £15 or £5 for under 18s. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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