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Saturday | Bangkok Post

Technical glitch, boos mar opening of...

The opening night Friday of the world-famous Bayreuth Festival, the month-long summer opera extravaganza dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, was halted for nearly an hour due to a technical hitch.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Opera, Arts, Richard Wagner, Angela Merkel

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Songbirds take flight in grand final

I catch up with Kathryn Harries, the judge of this year's Lexus Song Quest, when she is about to relinquish an English summer for a winter Downunder.

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Related Topix: Classical, Symphony, Arts, Opera, Benson, Instrumental

Billboard

First Glitches, Then Boos at Opera Festival

Bayreuth's annual opera festival has gotten off to an unexpectedly dramatic start, with a technical malfunction forcing an interruption shortly after the opening performance of Richard Wagner 's "Tannhauser" kicked off.

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Related Topix: Opera, Richard Wagner, Europe, World News, Germany

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Concert review: Tristan und Isolde, Auckland Town Hall

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Tristan und Isolde was a staggering achievement and a triumph for music director Eckehard Stier, whose musical ecstasies on the podium sometimes rivalled those of Wagner's ill-fated lovers.

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Related Topix: Opera

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Opera News

Lorin Maazel, 84, Masterful Conductor Whose International Career Spanned Seven Decades, Has Died

A celebrated violinist and admired composer, Lorin Maazel, who died on Sunday, will be best remembered for the economical, but tactically brilliant technique employed while conducting - usually from memory - some 200 orchestras in no fewer than 7,000 concert and opera performances over the course of more than seventy years.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Symphony, Classical, The Cleveland Orchestra

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

Musicians deny orchestrated attack on opera

The Hartford Wagner Festival planned to perform "Das Rheingold" in August without an orchestra by using a score created from digital samples of instruments.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Entertainment

The Macon Telegraph

Musicians deny orchestrated attack on opera

The Hartford Wagner Festival planned to perform "Das Rheingold" in August without an orchestra by using a score created from digital samples of instruments.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera

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