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Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner wrote some of the most famous music of all time.
Richard Wagner, who turned 200 yesterday, wrote one of the great epic stories ever in his Ring of the Nibelung .
The Ministry of Defence has this afternoon named the soldier killed in yesterday's attack in Woolwick as 25-year-old Drummer Lee Rigby, of of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Welsh actor Rhys is up against Brits Damian Lewis and Andrew Lincoln for the best actor award at a ceremony to be held next month in Los Angeles Welsh National ... (more)
Stephen Fry is to curate this year's Deloitte Ignite festival at the Royal Opera House exploring the work of the Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.
"One simply can not judge Wagner's 'Lohengrin' after a first hearing. Pity I don't intend hearing it a second time." riting about the arts is a ticklish endeavor: you want to be fair and open minded and, at the same time, you don't want to abandon all vestige of intelligence and discrimination for fear of recrimination, in the event that one's ... (more)
Detail of: 'Richard Wagner' by Andre Gil, L'eclipse 18 April 1860 Permission Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
I is for Isolde , the greatest female figure in the Wagnerian canon . The seven-minute Liebestod at the end of Tristan und Isolde never fails to move, and it is almost worth sitting through the tedious first act of the opera to hear it.
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Opera companies throughout the world are staging Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle this year to fete his 200th birthday on May 22, but Hungarian Jewish conductor Adam Fischer is having no part of it during his "Wagner Days" festival in June.
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I'm looking at a photograph of my father when he was a graduate student at Indiana University.
Germany on Wednesday celebrated the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner, the 19th-century composer whose music has been hailed as sublime art at the height of Western culture even as he remains tainted by his visceral anti-Semitic views, which later found favor with the Nazis.
Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine leads the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in a concert on Sunday, May 19, returning after a 2-year absence.
The musical world is coming together on Wednesday to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Wagner with a series of programmes and events.
The 21st annual Stars of the White Nights music festival opens on Friday and will be held for the first time at all three Mariinsky theater venues.