•Enjoy the near-unrivalled acoustics of Müpa’s Béla Bartók Concert Hall, designed by famous specialist Russell Johnson
•Appreciate world class performances from this semi-staged production, which has garnered widespread critical acclaim for several years
•Explore the cultural highlights of Hungary’s capital, from the Great Synagogue and Parliamen
In 2020 ACE will take its first ever tour to experience Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen in the beautiful surroundings of the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, Budapest. Comprising four dramatic and immersive operas, The Ring tells of a struggle between gods, heroes and mythological beings over the eponymous, all-powerful magic ring.
This tour will be led by Sandy Burnett, MA, a musician and broadcaster who spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. Conducting credits have included a complete cycle of Bach cantatas as well as work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and in London’s West End where he spent many years as musical director. As a double bassist Sandy collaborates with many leading musicians from the UK and beyond. He is the author of The Idler Guide to Classical Music and has recently been appointed as the Hogwood Fellow of the Academy of Ancient Music.