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Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A dystopian fable about our over-reliance on machines, blending animation, live music and performance. Filmed at artsdepot, London. Show more

Contributors

Annie, Jenny 1 and Courting Contraption Girl 1:
Dunne Genevieve
Julian, Phil Sylocate, PJ, and Voice of Pub Landlord:
Nathan Gregory
Joy, Gran, Chef, Ruby and Wife of Les:
Rowena Lennon
Penny, Jenny 2 and Her:
Felicity Sparks
Performer:
Rew Lowe
Performer:
Rose Robinson
Performer:
Shamira Turner
Director:
Nick Morris
Producer:
Celia Moore
Animator:
Paul Barritt
Production Company:
The Space

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Critically acclaimed charity Streetwise Opera and world-renowned ensemble The Sixteen present a bold and contemporary retelling of the last days of Jesus's life. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
The Space
Executive Producer:
Helen Spencer
Performer:
The Sixteen

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

National Dance Company Wales reimagine the radical 1917 ballet Parade by Erik Satie, Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso for our own troubled times. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Josie d'Arby
Director:
Marc Rees
Choreographer:
Carolyn Finn
Production Company:
The Space

Wagner's Ring Cycle

Episode 1: Part 1 - Das Rheingold

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Das Rheingold establishes Wagner's cycle, beginning with music that evokes the very dawn of time. The dwarf Alberich steals a priceless treasure and uses it to forge a magic ring. Show more

Wagner's Ring Cycle

Part 2 - Die Walküre

Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse placed on the ring by the dwarf Alberich, by fathering a mortal hero to reclaim it. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Opera North
Production Company:
The Space
Conductor:
Richard Farnes
Lighting Director:
Peter Mumford
Stage Designer:
Peter Mumford
Director:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Nikki Weston
Orchestra:
Opera North
Brünnhilde:
Kelly Cae Hogan
Sieglinde:
Lee Bisset
Gerhilde:
Giselle Allen
Siegrune:
Sarah Castle
Rossweisse:
Madeleine Shaw
Waltraute:
Heather Shipp
Grimgerde:
Fiona Kimm
Schwertleite:
Claudia Huckle

Wagner's Ring Cycle

Part 3 - Siegfried

Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes

The daring hero Siegfried, the grandson of Wotan, forges a sword from the shards of the weapon that belonged to his father, kills the dragon, Fafner, and claims the magic ring. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Opera North
Production Company:
The Space
Conductor:
Richard Farnes
Lighting Director:
Peter Mumford
Stage Designer:
Peter Mumford
Director:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Nikki Weston
Orchestra:
Opera North
Siegfried:
Lars Cleveman
Wanderer:
Béla Perencz
Alberich:
Jo Pohlheim
Woodbird:
Jeni Bern

Wagner's Ring Cycle

Part 4 - Götterdämmerung

Duration: 4 hours, 29 minutes

The epic cycle concludes with the end of the old world of the gods, and the dawn of a new era. Siegfried leaves Brünnhilde to journey down the Rhine, seeking new adventures. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Opera North
Production Company:
The Space
Conductor:
Richard Farnes
Lighting Director:
Peter Mumford
Stage Designer:
Peter Mumford
Director:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Peter Mumford
Producer:
Nikki Weston
Orchestra:
Opera North
Brünnhilde:
Kelly Cae Hogan
Siegfried:
Mati Turi
Waltraute:
Susan Bickley
Alberich:
Jo Pohlheim
First Norn:
Fiona Kimm
Second Norn:
Heather Shipp
Third Norn:
Lee Bisset
Woglinde:
Jeni Bern
Wellgunde:
Madeleine Shaw
Flosshilde:
Sarah Castle