Richard Wagner News

Also Credited As: Wagner
 
Date Of Birth:
May 22, 1813
Date Of Death:
February 13, 1883 (69)
Birth Place:
Leipzig, GERMANY
Gender: Male
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Richard Wagner News

Date of Birth: May 22, 1813
Date of Death: February 13, 1883 (69)
Birth Place: Leipzig, GERMANY
Gender: Male
BWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring CycleBWW Review: THE RHINEGOLD Magically Opens WNO's The Ring Cycle
by Keith Tittermary - May 3, 2016

In 2006, then Washington National Opera Artistic Director Placido Domingo announced that the Opera would take on their first complete cycle of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). In the subsequent years, the opera produced the first three of the four-some, but not in quick succession. As the opera and the nation suffered an economic downturn, the complete cycle was never realized. Until now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running now through May 21, 2016. Warning: Bodies will appear in their natural state. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/30/2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/23/2016
by - Apr 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/23/2016. (more...)

Met Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall in MayMet Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Music Director James Levine Conducts Concerts with Pianist Evgeny Kissin on May 19 and an All-Wagner Program with Soprano Christine Goerke and Tenor Stefan Vinke on May 26; (more...)

BWW Opera News: North Carolina Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES and More!BWW Opera News: North Carolina Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD, HERCULES VS. VAMPIRES and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

On Tuesday evening, April 12 North Carolina Opera revealed its upcoming new season at CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum). Over 300 fans and friends of the organization excitedly gathered for the unveiling of the new season's productions and casting as presented by NCO Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers, along with live performances of excerpts from the operas. (more...)

GREAT LIVES is Now AvailableGREAT LIVES is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Educational publisher Simply Charly is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of brief yet comprehensive biographies exploring the fascinating-and often misunderstood-lives of some of history's greatest authors, scientists, politicians, philosophers, and artists. Written by prominent scholars, academics, and other experts, the 'Great Lives' series is specifically designed for a general audience. It offers engaging and accessible introductions to many of the men and women whose genius profoundly changed their world and, in many cases, ours. The books not only illuminate their subjects' lives, but, especially in the case of writers, also offer significant insights into their bodies of work. 'People love to discover and explore the lives of history's great men and women,' says Charles Carlini, founder of Simply Charly and CEO of Carlini Media. 'However, we've found that they relate better to books that are concise and written in an interesting, attention-grabbing manner. Ours are exactly that: brief, but comprehensive and compelling. And that's why we used the word 'simply' in the titles.' The first slate of books-which includes Simply Darwin, Simply Dirac, Simply Dickens, Simply Faulkner and Simply Wittgenstein-will be released in digital form at the end of April 2016, with print versions to follow. Additional titles in the series, focusing on Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, Alfred Hitchcock, James Joyce, Richard Wagner, René Descartes, Virginia Woolf, and many others, will be published later this year. The e-books are priced at $7.99 and paperbacks at $8.99. The series has garnered considerable advance praise and critical acclaim. David Paroissien, editor of Dickens Quarterly, called Paul Schlicke's Simply Dickens an 'eminently accessible portrait, expertly blending the contours of Dickens's multivalent activities with commentary on his development as a novelist.' Similarly, David Sepkoski, Research Scholar at Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, said that Simply Darwin-whose author Michael Ruse is one of the world's foremost experts on the history of evolution-'provides an entertaining, stimulating, and provocative account of the life and legacy of Charles Darwin. This is one of the best short summaries of the topic available.' For more information and reviews, please visit http://simplycharly.com/books. 'Great Lives' book trailer https://youtu.be/DMSpx5pSWgQ. About Simply Charly Simply Charly is a one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world's most prominent historical figures. Geared to students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about the great men and women who changed the world, the site's mission is to become the leading online source for everything visitors want to know about these groundbreaking individuals. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio TheatreBlessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING Set for Spring at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running April 30 - May 21, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2016-17 season: Love. Throughout five concerts, the season explores orchestral favorites and lesser known offerings representing varying expressions of love. Guest performers include conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Visceral Dance Chicago, and a range of renowned vocalists and instrumental soloists. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his fourth season as artistic director. (more...)

Seattle Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 5/7Seattle Opera Presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Before Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean films sailed the seven seas, Wagner's operatic tale of a cursed pirate had been thrilling audiences for almost 200 years. Seattleites will soon get to experience this masterpiece for themselves in May 2016, as Seattle Opera presents The Flying Dutchman. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

Washington National Opera to Close Out Season with THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG, 4/30Washington National Opera to Close Out Season with THE RING OF THE NIBELUNG, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) concludes its landmark 60th anniversary season with its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part The Ring of the Nibelung, perhaps the most challenging production to mount in all of opera. Three cycles of Wagner's epic will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. These performances will be the first time the company has presented The Ring in complete cycles in its history, and they are the only complete cycles to be presented in North America in 2016. Conceived and directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and with the WNO Orchestra led by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin, the production brings together an internationally renowned cast, including British soprano Catherine Foster (Brünnhilde, Cycles I & II), Swedish soprano Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde, Cycle III), American tenor Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), American bass-baritone Alan Held (Wotan/The Wanderer), and many other of today's great Wagnerian singers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca ZambelloSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca Zambello
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

Washington National Opera's Artistic Director Francesca Zambello announces the WNO's upcoming production of The Ring, a cycle of four epic operas by German composer Richard Wagner, April 30-May 22, 2016.  Peek into a WNO rehearsal room in the videos below! (more...)

New Ohio Theatre & IRT to Present Premieres from The Assembly and Blessed UnrestNew Ohio Theatre & IRT to Present Premieres from The Assembly and Blessed Unrest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a unique incubator for New York City's most promising emerging independent theater companies. Now in its third year, the two year residency offers each company that most elusive and invaluable resource, an artistic home, including space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work, culminating in an exciting world premiere. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's IOLANTHE Opens TonightWagner College Theatre's IOLANTHE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The award-winning Wagner College Theatre presents a reimagined production of Gilbert & Sullivan's topsy-turvy musical Iolanthe from February 24-March 6, 2016 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

Opera at Florham to Present 'An Afternoon of Arias about Spring and Songs of Love'Opera at Florham to Present 'An Afternoon of Arias about Spring and Songs of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Opera at Florham presents its next Musicale on Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at 3 p.m. in Lenfell Hall, 'The Mansion', Hennessy Hall, featuring a variety of famous opera arias and Broadway songs. This Musicale will take place at Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham, Madison, NJ. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RINSE CYCLE, Charing Cross Theatre, February 19 2016BWW Review: THE RINSE CYCLE, Charing Cross Theatre, February 19 2016
by Gary Naylor - Feb 20, 2016

Gary Naylor sees Wagner's Ring Cycle done in two hours in a production that doesn't quite locate its target audience. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!Metropolitan Opera's 50th Anniversary Season to Feature Bartlett Sher in ROMEO ET JULIETTE, Nina Stemme in New TRISTAN, Gala Concert and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera's 2016-17 season, the 50th anniversary of its home at Lincoln Center, will feature 225 opera performances of 26 operas in a varied repertory that ranges from 18th century masterpieces to one of the most acclaimed operas in recent years. Repertoire for the company's 132nd season will include the Met premiere of Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's 2000 opera L'Amour de Loin, as well as new stagings of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, Dvo?ak's Rusalka, and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. A gala concert on May 7, 2017 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's Lincoln Center location with performances by opera's leading stars honoring the Met's past and future. Ticket prices will not increase, remaining the same as in the current season, and audience development programs instituted by the company in recent years will continue.   (more...)

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