Wagner Dream by Jonathan Harvey is an opera in nine scenes for soloists, actors, chorus, large ensemble and electronics. This vocal score for an accompanied mixed voices chorus, and contains a piano reduction for soloists.
"At the heart of this opera is the clash of two cultures. Late, highly charged romanticism with its
paradigm of finding knowledge through emotional intensity fused with deep psychology and mythic
regression, on the one hand. And on the other hand the new and old world of Buddhism and oriental
thought with its detachment, its clear analysis of happiness and suffering in terms of mind. Perhaps
this latter is the future, and the Wagner world is what we are coming from." Jonathan Harvey