Richard Wagner News

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  • Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2014

    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

    Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

    Cast Announced for THE RING CYCLE at Birmingham Hippodrome This Autumn
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    During the first week of November, the Mariinsky Theatre returns to the UK for an operatic showcase of Wagner's Ring in Birmingham at the historic Hippodrome and three operas originally written for the Mariinsky including the most recent Levsha (The Left-hander) by Rodion Shchedrin. With a 300-strong troop of musicians, soloists and chorus starting the tour in Cardiff with Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, Valery Gergiev proceeds to London to present Russia's national epic Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov followed by the UK premiere of The Lefthander, both in concert versions at the Barbican. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening Night
    by Amanda Etchison - Sep 26, 2014

    From the first bombastic notes of Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin" to the last pieces of gold confetti raining down onto the stage after the show-stopping finale, "Twisted: A Trio of Excellence" delighted opening night audiences with a unique fusion of movement and sound set to classic music from beloved operas. (more...)

    Blessed Unrest to Present Stage Adaptation of Lauren Slater's LYING, Begin. 10/9
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    Blessed Unrest presents the World Premiere of LYING, adapted by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater, directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. LYING runs from October 9 - November 3, 2014 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin October 9 for an October 11 opening. (more...)

    Prevedere, Inc. Wins 'Best of Show' in Silicon Valley Expo
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) via PRWEB - Prevedere, a big data predictive analytics startup that provides enterprise customers, private equity and hedge funds software to identify leading indicators of financial performance, has been selected 'Best of Show' at Plug and Play Tech Center's latest Expo. Prevedere was selected as one of 20 finalist from 300 applicants to Plug and Play's 12 week Retail Accelerator Program. The expo provided a showcase for the 20 finalist to pitch to judges from leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, software industry veterans, and executives from Plug and Play's leading corporate partners. (more...)

    Birmingham Hippodrome to Present RINGSIDE Film Series to Accompany THE RING CYCLE This Autumn
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    This coming November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle in its entirety. Conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, it is the only UK date in 2014. (more...)

    LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel Fellows
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced two conductors who will participate in the 2014/15 Dudamel Fellowship Program - Christian Kluxen and Gemma New. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)

    Sean Chen Set for Pepperdine Recital Series at Smothers Theatre, 10/19
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts 2014-2015 Recital Series begins with a performance by Crystal Award-winning pianist Sean Chen at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 19. Due to popular demand, this performance has been moved from Raitt Recital Hall to the larger Smothers Theatre. (more...)

    Operalia 2014 Winners Announced
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

    Last night, after a week of competition that brought 40 young singers from 17 nations to Los Angeles, Placido Domingo announced that Rachel Willis-Sorensen, an American soprano, and Mario Chang, a Guatemalan tenor, took the top prizes tonight in the 22nd edition of Operalia, the World Opera Competition. Hosted by LA Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the weeklong contest culminated tonight in a Gala Finals Concert-featuring the LA Opera Orchestra conducted by Mr. Domingo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion-which was streamed live on Medici TV. (more...)

    Queer New York International Arts Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Kicks Off 9/17
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

    The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)

    Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

    With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Hall and raised more than $1 million on Saturday, August 9. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at THE RING CYCLE PLAYS at London's Open-Air Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2014

    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 operatic scores. Press night is this coming Friday 15 August. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

    Next Weekend to Salute Speight Jenkins with Wagner Competition, Seattle Opera Day and Special Dinner
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

    After three decades, 92 productions, and more than 1,200 individual performances, Speight Jenkins is retiring from Seattle Opera in style! The company will celebrate the end of the Jenkins era, as well as its 50th anniversary, with three special events: the International Wagner Competition on Thursday, August 7, followed by Seattle Opera Day at MOHAI and the Speight Celebration Concert & Dinner featuring 15 of Seattle Opera's best loved singers on Saturday, August 9. (more...)

    Maureen Wheeler Joins MTC Board
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

    One of Australia's greatest international trailblazers, Maureen Wheeler AO has accepted an invitation to join the Board of the Melbourne Theatre Company announced Chairman Terry Moran AC today. Currently a member of the Council of Governors of Opera Australia's Capital Fund, this is her first appointment to a major Australian arts company Board of Management. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's SPELLING BEE is E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G, F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G
    by Jacques Lamarre - Jun 23, 2014

    Review. R-E-V-I-E-W. Review. That is correct. (more...)

    Wolf Trap Opera Welcomes 2014 Artist in Residence Eric Ownes
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

    Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), a top residency program for emerging opera professionals, welcomes internationally renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens as its first Artist in Residence. (more...)

    Wolf Trap Opera Welcomes 2014 Artist in Residence Eric Owens
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

    Wolf Trap Opera (WTO), a top residency program for emerging opera professionals, welcomes internationally renowned bass-baritone Eric Owens as its first Artist in Residence. (more...)

    T.C. Darren Releases 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

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    DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN an der Wiener Staatsoper
    by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

    Das Rheingold am Freitag, 30. Mai 2014 bildet den Auftakt zu zwei Zyklen von Richard Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen an der Wiener Staatsoper. Erstmals dirigiert Jeffrey Tate die Tetralogie (Inszenierung: Sven-Eric Bechtolf) im Haus am Ring. Jochen Schmeckenbecher gibt seine Alberich-Hausdebuts, KS Nina Stemme ist erneut in allen drei Brunnhilde-Partien (Die Walkure, Siegfried, Gotterdammerung) zu erleben, Tomasz Konieczny als Wotan bzw. Wanderer (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried), Stephen Gould als Siegfried (Siegfried, Gotterdammerung), Elisabeth Kulman als Fricka (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure) und KS Peter Seiffert als Siegmund (Die Walkure - Rollendebut am Haus). (more...)

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