APOCALYPTICA has announced official dates for an encore of their critically acclaimed Wagner Reloaded show in 2014. In June, Apocalyptica will return to Leipzig to perform famous Wagner pieces as well as all-new compositions in the spectacular crossover event, created by award-winning choreographer Gregor Seyffert.
In July 2013, more than 10,000 viewers celebrated the outstanding premiere featuring an extraordinary blend of dance performances, circus and theater arts, audiovisual effects, and a unique live concert experience. The phenomenal success led to headlines such as “large-screen theater for all senses” and “globally unique project” as well as an overwhelming demand for the continuation of the massive project.
The following dates for 2014 are now officially confirmed:
7 – Arena Leipzig – 8:00 pm
8 – Arena Leipzig – 5:00 pm
Apocalyptica’s new album, Wagner Reloaded – Live in Leipzig, has just been released. It serves as a unique memento for everyone who has already witnessed the event, as well as a thrilling appetizer for those able to secure tickets for the upcoming shows in 2014.
May 22, 2013 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer RICHARD WAGNER. The Berlin choreographer, award-winning dancer and artistic director of the Berlin State School of Ballet Gregor Seyffert (best dancer in the world, winner of the German dance award) is staging an exceptional cross-genre spectacle with a combination of dance, artistry, object theatre, audiovisual media and a live concert that will enable audiences to experience the oeuvre of Richard Wagner. The focus is not on individual works or dramas but on visual presentation of the unique life and work of Richard Wagner, presented on stage in this form for the very first time.
To stage the theme and Wagner’s biography in a contemporary way, Gregor Seyffert wants to create new musical highlights by bringing today’s popular rock music together with compositions by Richard Wagner. A contemporary equivalent is created by the compositions of the Finnish cello-rock band APOCALYPTICA, which with its unmistakable sound provides a bridge to modern popular music. Both the influence of Wagner’s musical legacy as well as the exemplary innovativeness which links Richard Wagner and Apocalyptica today will be made tangible.
A magical universe of mythical figures and acoustic worlds is created, which with the help of today’s visual genres of circus, dance and media technology symbolise Wagner’s pioneering role and the boundlessness of his creative work. Mobile and moveable objects give the performance the same visual dimensions and force as the standards that Wagner’s music itself set.
The world premiere of Wagner Reloaded – Apocalyptica Meets Wagner, will be held on July 5th at the Arena in Leipzig, Germany.
For more details visit Wagner-show.de.
Check out a Wagner Reloaded – Apocalyptica Meets Wagner HERE.