Simon Callow

Ride of the Valkyries

Join Simon Callow as he enthralls us with the thrilling story behind one of classical music’s best-loved pieces: Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries.’

Title: Simon Callow

Released: 2015

Runtime: 4.5 Minutes

Created as part of R&D work for the BBC this short VR film delves into one of Simon Callow’s passions: Wagner’s ‘Ride of the Valkyries.’ 

Written in the 1850s Ride of the Valkyries is arguably Richard Wagner’s most famous pieces. Now over 150 years later one of Britain’s most loved director, actor and playwright Simon Callow, describes his love for Wagner’s iconic piece in an intimate one on one setting only achieved through the medium of VR.

One of Alchemy’s first forays into virtual reality filming this piece was filmed using a bespoke Go Pro rig.