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Saturday Apr 19 | Hyperallergic

Wagner with Quotes on: Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde'

Jim Fletcher as Patrick and Tory Vazquez as Isolde in Richard Maxwell's 'Isolde' Director/writer Richard Maxwell was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, an unusual, though not undeserved, honor for a theater director.

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Related Topix: Opera, Wagner, Theater, Arts

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Houston Press

Das Rheingold Is a Golden Start for HGO

Houston Grand Opera gets off to a great start with the beginning of its epic march through Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung.

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Related Topix: Opera, Wagner, Arts, Theater

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Day

A Masked Ball comes to the Donbass Opera

Joint cultural projects involving international partners have become a good tradition at the Donbass Opera.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Theater, Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Verdi, Giuseppe Verdi

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

The 'Ring' Circus Begins in Houston

Richard Wagner's "Ring" is an Olympian task for any opera company. The Houston Grand Opera, which launched its first-ever performance of the cycle with "Das Rheingold" on Friday, upped the ante by importing a high-tech production from Europe.

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Related Topix: Opera, Arts, Wagner, Theater, Spain, World News, Valhalla, NY

Houston Press

Das Rheingold A Stunning Spectacle of Music, Voices and Stagecraft at HGO

The set-up: Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of the Nibelung .

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

CultureMap

Putting a Ring on it elevates Houston Grand Opera to new heights - and accomplishes a great dare

There's only one Ring - Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , a mammoth endeavor comprised of four operas for which Wagner crafted both music and librettos over 26 years.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

CultureMap

Opera honcho celebrates special birthday in high style with arias, admirers and Ring Cycle cake

The 411 : The Rheinmaiden-themed birthday cake, a nod to HGO's upcoming production of Das Rheingold, was the clincher of Leech's birthday celebration where 75 admirers turned out to help blow out the candles.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Telegraph

the real thing

An object that has inspired geniuses as unlike each other as Richard Wagner and Monty Python is unlikely to be just an object.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Houston Press

The Houston Grand Opera Prepares to Go Gargantuan With the First Part of the Ring of the Nibelung

Without doubt he is the most despised composer in history. Yet he wrote some of the world's most sublime music.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

New York Magazine

Pump Up the Valkyries

Wagner's four-opera, sixteen-hour work has remained at the theater-tech frontier, and now Robert Lepage, who directs the Metropolitan Opera's new Ring , is bringing on the virtual magic.

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Related Topix: Opera, Wagner, Sports

Sat Mar 29, 2014

PennLive.com

Perry County Council of the Arts to host Arts Hour at the Landis House

Musicologist Beth Bullard gives Perry County Council of the Arts Executive Director Roger Smith an impromptu history lesson while preparing for her upcoming presentation at an April 6 Sunday Arts Hour at Landis House in Newport.

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Related Topix: Newport, PA, Arts, Opera, World News, Germany,

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Economist

Houston, we have mariachi

HOUSTON: oil city, NASA base...opera hub? Not long ago, the notion might have seemed outlandish.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, African-American, Rice University

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