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  1. Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Denver Post

    ... tour of the affiliated National Symphony Orchestra and the first-ever Washington National Opera production of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Rutter said the four-opera cycle will be a "critical pinnacle of our season." The center will also broaden ...


  2. Washington Concert Opera exhumes Strauss rarity a " onceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Washington Post

    ... of their elders. For Strauss, in his late 20s, this meant steeping "Guntram" in a veritable bath of Richard Wagner. The first notes evoke the shimmering high violins that start "Lohengrin," and reminiscences of "Meistersinger," "Tristan" and ...


  3. March to classical music performances in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 |

    Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born. Johan Botha stars in the title role of Richard Wagner's TannhA user at Lyric Opera of Chicago through March 6. "I've conducted all Wagner's major operas except TannhA user - and I'm so looking forward to it," says music director Sir Andrew Davis.


  4. Israeli opera singer wins prestigious Berlin contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Times of Israel

    ... n pianist Bushakevitz grew up in South Africa. In 2013 he became the first recipient of the newly established Richard Wagner Prize, which marked the composer's 200th birthday.


  5. Soprano taking her Bruennhilde on the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Newsday

    ... set of wings on her shoulders, she's carrying the role of a lifetime. The role is Bruennhilde, the heroine of Richard Wagner's four-opera "Ring" cycle, a part requiring such power, stamina and beauty of voice that few singers dare undertake... Like ...


  6. German court limits performances of Brecht playRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2013 | Deutsche Welle

    ... Frank Castorf has received boos from a sold-out audience following the highly anticipated premiere of Richard Wagner's "Rhinegold." He chose to set the infamous opera in a sleazy hotel in Texas. Burkhard Ulrich plays the role of 'Mime' at the ...


  7. 'Dutchman' blurs dreams and realityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 15 | The Honolulu Advertiser

    To find that love, the Dutchman has but one day on land each seven years. Richard Wagner immortalized the legend with his opera The Flying Dutchman, in performances this week by Hawaii Opera Theatre.


  8. Pianist Sean Chen Joins HSO For Valentine's Day Weekend ConcertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 |

    ... program filled with music inspired by thoughts of love. The evening began with the Overture to Tannhauser by Richard Wagner. This overture, with its infamous juxtaposition of spiritual and carnal love got a strong start with vivid balances in an ...


  9. Raised from ruins: The revival of Dresden's SemperoperRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    ... fit for Dresden's illustrious operatic tradition. It was there that greats like Carl Maria von Weber, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss once worked. Three of Wagner's operas and no fewer than 15 of Strauss' operas had their premieres at the ...


  10. Nazi philosopher spews hate from the graveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | American Thinker

    Richard Wagner , composer of the monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen , was an anti-Semite. Making it even more difficult to separate the man from the music was the fact that Hitler was an admirer, as were many Nazis.


  11. Bravo! Feeney espousing beauty of operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Inquirer & Mirror

    Das Gesamtkunstwerk is the term composer Richard Wagner coined for the opera. It translates to "the complete artwork" in German, and it is the magnificence of the art form that Greta Feeney is trying to introduce to the island through the Atheneum's Bravo! Club.


  12. Violin virtuoso, Boulder Philharmonic to fill Macky with romanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Daily Camera

    ... most notoriously tragic couples. The "Prelude and Liebestod," an orchestral excerpt frequently drawn from Richard Wagner's harmonically groundbreaking opera "Tristan and Isolde," will be paired with Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy-Overture ...


  13. Perfect Production Builds On Brilliant Opera At The ColiseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Londonist

    ... history as it should be, but in the most positive way. This proves perfect because, as the ending shows, Richard Wagner is far from the only incredible person to have been produced by the country. Until 10 March (eight performances) at the London ...


  14. Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TANNHAUSER, Starring Johan BothaRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 7 |

    Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Richard Wagner 's majesticTannhuser conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a new-to-Chicago production byTim Albery. It opens on Monday, February 9 with seven performances through Friday, March 6. Performance dates are Feb. 9, 14, 18, 26, Mar. 2, and 6 at 6pm; and Feb. 22 at 1pm.


  15. Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of her turbulent lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    ... and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner's "Die Walkuere," but Voigt seems nearly twice Domingo's size. "I look back at the picture, and I'm enormous, I'm absolutely huge," ...


  16. Opera North prepares to present the entire Ring Cycle in LeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 6 |

    The company has been performing sell-out excerpts from Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen during the past few years. Next year it plans to present the six full cycles of the operas, which make up Wagner's marathon four-part masterpiece.


  17. Tristan & Yseult's Postmodern TimelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | OC Weekly

    It's not often the average person's Spotify playlist veers from Richard Wagner to Dexys Midnight Runners, then to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It's probably as uncommon as the smorgasbord of sights, sounds, textures and orchestrated chaos afoot in Tristan & Yseult , courtesy of the Britain-based troupe Kneehigh.


  18. Days of Bulgarian Culture in BerlinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 4 | Sofia News Agency

    ... rformances to be presented at the Bavaria theater from 12 to 17 September this year. The production chosen is Richard Wagner's four-cycle opera The Ring of the Nibelung .


  19. Many lovely moments in Grand Rapids Symphony's evening of music by WagnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 |

    Grand Rapids Symphony music director David Lockington leads the orchestra in music by Richard Wagner or inspired by Wagner. What: Grand Rapids Symphony When and where: Friday evening, DeVos Performance Hall Length: 103 minutes, not including intermission See it: 8 p.m. tonight, preconcert talk at 7 p.m. Tickets: $18-$90 Attendance: 743 GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Richard Wagner's music, composer Gioacchino Rossini famously observed, "has lovely moments but awful quarters of an hour."


  20. A challenge of Wagner proportions for conductor Johannes DebusRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | The Globe and Mail

    ... conductor Johannes Debus is giving the band some notes. The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra is rehearsing Richard Wagner's Die Walkure , which opens Saturday, and the music director is taking the players through the overture and first act, ...