Richard Wagner Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Richard Wagner.

Results 1 - 20 of 198 in Richard Wagner

  1. Christoph Willibald Gluck deserves better after 300 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 13 | Examiner.com

    ... music, coming up with stagings as compelling as what opera lovers expect from their Giuseppe Verdi and their Richard Wagner (and, perhaps, sometimes more so). It is unfair that Gluck must now languish through stagings that never seem to rise above ...

    Comment?

  2. Elgin Symphony opens season with Beethoven's FifthRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | Daily Herald

    ... offering Carl Maria Von Weber's overture to his opera "Der Freischutz" ("The Freeshooter"), and a pair of Richard Wagner works, the prelude to "Die Meistersinger" and the Act 1 prelude to "Lohengrin." "I'm really excited about working with the ...

    Comment?

  3. Review: San Francisco Opera's season-opening 'Norma'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | Contra Costa Times

    ... lust, sex, motherhood -- the music mounts, a gradual and nearly unbearable escalation of grief that composer Richard Wagner must have enjoyed. (Wagner was a fan of "Norma.") Now, as she steps into the Trojan horse with Pollione -

    Comment?

  4. Fringe Fest 2014: Ludwig and Lohengrin wades into shallow Bavarian watersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | The Georgia Straight

    Court intrigue, Ludwig's homosexuality, his relationship to Richard Wagner: they all get the same superficial treatment. Rakoz's dialogue is deliberately contemporary.

    Comment?

  5. 'Be a part of history' as Wagner opera brings international stars to Saffron HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | Saffron Walden Reporter

    World class opera singers from across the globe will descend on Saffron Walden this month as the town's first ever opera is hosted in Saffron Hall. The performance of Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg in the prestigious multi-million pound auditorium on Sunday, September 14 could be the catalyst to kick-start an influx of international talent on a regular basis.

    Comment?

  6. With Energy to Spare: A Preview of the 2014-15 Houston Arts SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2014 | Houston Press

    ... from the medieval legend of a soldier boy and his forbidden love for an Irish princess. In his opera, Richard Wagner, of course, put his own stamp on this tale of passion and adultery. From a London review soon after the premiere: "End-staging by ...

    Comment?

  7. Thirteen Singers Enter Final Round of Pl cido Domingo's Operalia...Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 28 | Opera News

    ... will each receive a $15,000 Birgit Nilsson prize for his or her performance of an aria by Richard Strauss or Richard Wagner. Likewise, one male and one female singer will each receive a $10,000 Zarzuela prize, given and named in honor of PlA cido ...

    Comment?

  8. Linda Jo Scott column: Beethoven biography showsaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 28 | Battle Creek Enquirer

    ... Israelites through the desert...His darkness and his light trace for us equally the path we have to follow." Richard Wagner was equally impressed: "The effect on me was indescribable...I soon conceived an image of him in my mind as a sublime and ...

    Comment?

  9. Music: 10 to seeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Independent Weekly

    ... (Meymandi Concert Hall, Nov. 9) - In January 2013, the increasingly inspired NC Opera delivered portions of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen . It was the Raleigh debut of the seminal 150-year-old opera. This year, an 80-piece orchestra and a ...

    Comment?

  10. Union Avenue Takes a (Mostly Successful) Stab at Wagner's Dragon-Slaying Epic, SiegfriedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | River Front Times

    Comprising some fifteen hours of music and four distinct operas, Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen , a vast operatic spectacle filled with gods, valkyries, giants and mortals, calls for more than 100 musicians.

    Comment?

  11. Everything's not ducky at Whole FoodsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 17 | Post and Courier

    ... Wabbit!" to the tune of "Ride of the Valkyries," which should be familiar to "Apocalypse Now" veterans, from Richard Wagner's "Lohengrin." However, another Looney Tunes classic scores a much more direct hit on the brutal human habit of stalking and ...

    Comment?

  12. The Most Devastating, Sly, And Intellectually Satisfying PutdownRead the original story

    Friday Aug 22 | Sounds & fury

    It had to happen. As surely as the irresistible force had to meet the immovable object, as surely as Frankenstein had to meet the Wolfman [sic], Roger Norrington and his London Classical Players had to confront Richard Wagner, the fountainhead of everything against which Mr. Norrington, and all of Early Music, have been in constant zealous revolt.

    Comment?

  13. Nuremberg, home to master artist Durer, Wagner's 'Meistersinger', and much moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 20 | Examiner.com

    ... be toured. Nuremberg was home to Germany's greatest master artist, Albrecht DA1 4rer , and the setting for Richard Wagner 's opera " Die Meistersinger von NA1 4remberg ", although the city is better known for the Nazi "master race", their rallies, ...

    Comment?

  14. Kandinsky's Cosmic ConsciousnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 18 | Hyperallergic

    ... upon a painting from Claude Monet's haystack series - and abandoned his career path to study art in Munich. Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin was another riveting influence. A row of small landscape paintings from 1900 to 1906 marks his initial ...

    Comment?

  15. Game Of Thrones-inspired Opera-TV Mashup Hits New York Next YearRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 17 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... previously written works. Those who attend the show, which runs Feb. 1-2 in New York, will hear music from Richard Wagner, Annie Lennox, Sergei Prokofiev, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more. "Game Of Thrones-inspired Opera-TV Mashup Hits New York Next ...

    Comment?

  16. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Kicks Off Concert Series With Charity EventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | It's Relevant

    ... soprano Korin Kormick and pianist Dr. Ling Leng. The program will consist of the Wesendonck Lieder by Richard Wagner, as well as arias by Wagner, Berlioz, Menotti and Bellini. Ms. Kormick is an accomplished vocalist who recently appeared as ...

    Comment?

  17. Photo Flash: First Look at the Ring Cycle Plays at London's Open-Air TheatreRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Ring Cycle Plays, a bold new theatrical adventure from The Scoop's award-winning, resident company, Gods and Monsters Theatre Limited, is a unique opportunity for opera buffs and fantasy fans alike to gain a new insight into Richard Wagner 's extraordinary chronicle by encountering The Ring Cycle operas performed as plays without the usual ... (more)

    Comment?

  18. Seattle Opera's Wagner Tubas: 'A New Sound We've Never Heard'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | KUOW-FM Seattle

    As German composer Richard Wagner contemplated the Ring cycle in the 19th century, he decided it wasn't enough to create a four-night saga of gods and humans.

    Comment?

  19. Ride of the Wagnerian: a life in operaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2014 | Spiked

    He uses his obsession with Richard Wagner's epic opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungan , as a springboard for an hour of comedy on the top floor of Just the Tonic at the Mash House.

    Comment?

  20. John Cage's Roaratorio, An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake at Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2014 | All About Jazz

    ... Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. Having taken the English National Opera to Glastonbury with Richard Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries Act 3" in 2004, Doran could never stand accused of lacking either imagination or artistic ...

    Comment?