The upcoming Opera Without Words, while it may not have words, will still have the power to move and entrance you. We’re presenting a take on the greatest music from Richard Wagner’s The Ring Cycle, called “An Orchestral Adventure.” You’ll also hear a beautiful arrangement of the dramatic themes from the opera Carmen, featuring Ji-Hae Park on violin, and for fun, the overture to a comic opera as well.

Our Artistic Director & Conductor Jung-Ho Pak selected these links especially for you. Enjoy!

The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure, is the arrangement of Wagner’s work by Henk de Vlieger. This clip features the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands, conducted by Markus Stenz in 2016.

Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure (Second opera in Der Ring des Nibelungen) by Richard Wagner. This performance is conducted by Daniel Barenboim with the Berlin Philharmonic at the Berlin State Opera House in 1998.

Ride of the Valkyries was famously used in the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

Music from The Ring also appears in a popular Bugs Bunny cartoon, What's Opera, Doc?

Our guest artist, Ji-Hae Park, performs a virtuoso showpiece for the violin, Carmen Fantasie, at Olympus Hall in Japan. She’ll be performing it with the Cape Symphony,

Ji-Hae Park gave a TedTalk entitled The violin, and my dark night of the soul that is well worth watching.

La Scala di Seta Overture by Rossini, performed in 2010 by The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy, with conductor Simon Murphy.

Don't miss Opera Without Words, January 19 and 20, featuring over 80 musicians, possibly the largest orchestra to ever take the Cape Symphony stage, and the talented Ji-Hae Park. Get tickets today by calling 508.362.1111 or go to


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