Posted December 04, 2013

Posted December 4, 2013

The Finnish Heavy Metal Band Apocalyptica combined forces with the MDR Sinfonieorchester for a concert extravaganza titled “Wagner Reloaded” last May in Leipzig. 

Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal band from Helsinki, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén.  In celebration of the Wagner bi-centennial, the “Wagner Reloaded” concert was a mixture of dance, circus, music and light show.

The performance will be recreated in the Leipzig Arena on June 7, 2014 – tickets are on sale now.

Here on You Tube is an Apocalyptica version of the Flying Dutchman overture:

and here you can view the entire concert which opens with the vorspiel of Das Rheingold: