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  • Wagner

  • Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Male
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    Classical Ensemble 42nd Parallel Presents 'What Speaks To You'Classical Ensemble 42nd Parallel Presents 'What Speaks To You'
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

    Get as close to the music as possible with 42nd Parallel - Chicago's only self-conducted orchestra. 42nd Parallel is proud to present the second concert of the 2014-15 season, performing the music of Charles Ives, Richard Wagner, and W.A. Mozard on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)

    Utah Symphony to Present Strauss' 'A Hero's Life' and Berg's 'Violin Concerto'Utah Symphony to Present Strauss' 'A Hero's Life' and Berg's 'Violin Concerto'
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

    The Utah Symphony welcomes violinist Baiba Skride for an evening of Wagner, Berg and Strauss' special works inspired by figures in the composers' lives on January 30-31 at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)

    February at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and MoreFebruary at the Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKÜRE and More
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

    Below is information for Canadian Opera Company events in February 2015. This information includes details on the COC's winter productions of Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and tours of the Four Seasons Centre. (more...)

    The Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 MillionThe Houston Grand Opera's 'Inspiring Performance' Fundraising Campaign Raises $172.9 Million
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

    Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has completed its fundraising campaign by raising an unprecedented $172.9 million, topping its goal of $165 million by December 31, 2014. Inspiring Performance—The Campaign for Houston Grand Opera was the company's first comprehensive fundraising campaign, and the most successful campaign in the history of Houston's performing arts community. (more...)

    Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

    Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

    Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

    Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

    The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

    The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky & Liszt on January 30-31, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor James Feddeck, the performances feature Sibelius's “Valse Triste” fromKuolema, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Todd Levy, Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Overture, and Liszt's Les Préludes. (more...)

    Wagner's TANNHAUSER Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of ChicagoWagner's TANNHAUSER Opens Next Month at Lyric Opera of Chicago
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

    Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Richard Wagner's majestic Tannhäuser conducted by Sir Andrew Davis in a new-to-Chicago production by Tim 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. (Note earlier curtain times.) Tannhäuser will be sung in German with projected English translations. (more...)

    SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

    San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

    Photo Flash: The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Scenic Rhythms' Featuring Robert Belinic, 1/18Photo Flash: The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Scenic Rhythms' Featuring Robert Belinic, 1/18
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

    On Sunday, January 18, at 4 pm at Richardson Auditorium, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Scenic Rhythms, a concert featuring guitar soloist Robert Belini? performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez. Daniel Boico will guest conduct the program which also includes Ottorino Respighi's Trittico Botticelliano and Ludwig van Beethoven'sSymphony No. 7 in A Major. (more...)

    Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - New Productions, World Premiere & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

    It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

    Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!Seattle Opera Announces New Season - NABUCCO, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, AN AMERICAN DREAM and More!
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

    It's a new era at Seattle Opera. The company today announced its 2015/16 season, the first to be presented by General Director Aidan Lang, and a return to full-year programming with a total of six operas, including new productions and a world premiere. Under Lang's leadership, the company hopes to serve the community through the magic of theater and music in McCaw Hall, and in learning and engagement programs across the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

    Opera Star, Janis Martin, Dies at Age 75Opera Star, Janis Martin, Dies at Age 75
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

    Janis Martin, American opera singer who sang leading roles first as a mezzo-soprano and later as a soprano in opera houses throughout Europe and the United States, has died at the age of 75. She was particularly known for her performances in the operas of Richard Wagner and sang at the Bayreuth Festival from 1968 to 1997. (more...)

    Utah Symphony & Utah Opera to Host Annual Cultural Festival Highlighting 'The Romantics'Utah Symphony & Utah Opera to Host Annual Cultural Festival Highlighting 'The Romantics'
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

    During the 2014-15 season, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera celebrates the 19th century with community partners by exploring art, dance, food, film, and music created under the Romantic influence. For a complete listing of events and online learning materials for The Romantics Cultural Festival, please visit, www.usuo.org/festival. (more...)

    Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!Canadian Opera Company Features DON GIOVANNI, DIE WALKURE, Free Concerts and More!
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

    The Canadian Opera Company presents its winter listings, including Don Giovanni and Die Walküre, as well as highlights of the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. (more...)

    Jeffrey Whitford Releases THE FATAL RINGJeffrey Whitford Releases THE FATAL RING
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

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    The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22The Canadian Opera Company Presents Richard Wagner's DIE WALKÜRE Featuring Christine Goerke, 1/31-2/22
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

    Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically acclaimed production by renowned Canadian directorAtom Egoyan, with COC Music DirectorJohannes Debus conducting, and one of the most hotly anticipated role debuts of the opera world this season: Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde. Die Walküre is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 31,February 4, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22, 2015. (more...)

    COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015COC to Present DIE WALKURE with Christine Goerke in 2015
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

    Richard Wagner's Die Walküre is opera at its most epic with incredible vocal demands, a 110-piece orchestra and a story about gods and mortals, all played out to one of opera's most powerful and iconic scores. This immense work returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with a critically acclaimed production by renowned Canadian director Atom Egoyan, with COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducting, and one of the most hotly anticipated role debuts of the opera world this season: Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde. Die Walküre is sung in German with English SURTITLESTM and runs for seven performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on January 31, February 4, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22, 2015. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the MetBWW Reviews: No Gods but Plenty of Masters in DIE MEISTERSINGER at the Met
    by Richard Sasanow - Dec 12, 2014

    I never ran a marathon, but I sure sat through one the other night at the Met. Richard Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER clocked in at six hours--a quarter of a day--without a god or flying horse in sight. And while the composer referred to this as a comedy, it's not exactly “I Love Lucy” (nor, for that matter, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO). (more...)

    The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, Now thru 12/13The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, Now thru 12/13
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

    Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony's first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven's masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called “one of my best works.” Then, the program turns to perhaps the world's most lyrical, popular and critically admired piano concerto—Rachmaninoff's Second—performed by keyboard wonder and longtime Symphony friend, Alain Lefèvre. The concert, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, opens with a world premiere by the Symphony's Composer-in-Residence Narong Prangcharoen, who offers a musical tribute to the maestro with his piece, “Illuminating Journey,” which honors St.Clair's 25th anniversary with the orchestra, as well as his commitment to new music. (more...)

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