Saturday 12 June 2010 at 4.30pm

    Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

    Andris Nelsons  conductor
    Hillevi Martinpelto  Elsa
    Lioba Braun  Ortrud
    Eike Wilm Schulte  Telramund
    Lance Ryan  Lohengrin
    Gidon Saks  King
    CBSO Chorus  
    CBSO Youth Chorus  
    Kostas Smoriginas  Herald

    Wagner: Lohengrin (sung in German with English surtitles) 225'

    A maiden in distress, a black-hearted count, a wicked sorceress and a mysterious knight in shining armour… no question, Wagner’s Lohengrin is the ultimate Romantic opera. But it’s not just a stirring tale of chivalry and romance in medieval Europe. Lohengrin is Wagner at his accessible best, filled with music of flamboyant colour and profound beauty. Just weeks before Andris Nelsons makes his hotly-awaited debut at Wagner’s own theatre in Bayreuth, Birmingham gets a one-off preview. With an all-star cast, the full CBSO and CBSO Chorus, and a conductor who loves Wagner above all other composers, this extraordinary evening will be one of the most talked-about concerts in Birmingham this year. Be sure to book early!

    Are you coming to Birmingham’s Holy Grail of Opera but undecided on how to spend your dinner interval?

    Avoid the battle of Broad Street and make your Wagnerian day out complete by spending your interval in the convenience of the Symphony Hall complex courtesy of the CBSO!

    Exclusive to concert bookers and for just £15*, join us for a delicious finger buffet in a relaxed environment where you can join with fellow audience members; reflect on Acts 1 and 2, and prepare yourself for Act 3!

    Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm approx - following Act 2

    Venue: ICC Hall 11

    *includes a glass of house wine or orange Juice - cash bar available.

    For more information or to book your place, please contact Ellie Griffiths on 0121 6166514 or email: egriffiths@cbso.co.uk

    £10, £14, £19, £24, £29, £34, £39, £44, £48

    A £2 fee per transaction will be charged on all bookings by THSH Box Office, except purchases made in person.