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
Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in KarlsruheAvner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In the annals of the Wagner family, the name Houston Stewart Chamberlain is but a footnote. Yet, argues Avner Dorman's new opera Wahnfried, he was in some ways the link between Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain was a failing English scientist who became obsessed with Wagner's music, after the composer's death marrying Wagner's daughter Eva and moving to Bayreuth. There he stayed close to his adopted family and, eventually, to Adolf Hitler, whom he hugely admired. Hitler for his part saw Chamberlain as a mentor and was highly influenced by his magnum opus, The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century - which codified Aryan supremacy and systemic anti-Semitism. Hitler so admired the older man that he often quoted him, and made the journey to Bayreuth for his funeral. (more...)

Blessed Unrest Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLBlessed Unrest Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Back by popular demand after a sold-out 2013 run, Blessed Unrest's A CHRISTMAS CAROL brings a modern twist to the Dickensian classic. The show will be playing a limited engagement from December 21–31 at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets). (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Vanishes Too Quickly from Austin, TXBWW Review: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN Vanishes Too Quickly from Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Nov 17, 2016

Presented during The Austin's Opera's 30th anniversary season, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN commands the historic Long Center's stage with a diverse, collective cast and belting operatic sequences. The origins of the story of The Flying Dutchman are rather skewed between timelines. The story first appeared in Travels in various parts Europe, Asia, and Africa in 1790 by John MacDonald, and again when Richard Wagner's operatic rendition came to life in 1843, after being adapted from an episode of Heinrich Heine's satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister von Schnabelewopski. More modernly, the story of The Flying Dutchman is told through the highly loved film series, The Pirates of The Carribean. Regardless of the interpretations by creative minds, one fact remains true - The Flying Dutchman refers to a ghostly ship destined to sail the seas for all eternity. Richard Wagner's rendition, sure to please both critics and audiences alike, is bringing this haunted tale to life with the reputation of precision that precedes The Austin Opera. (more...)

2016 Melbourne Ring Cycle Announces Subsidised Tickets, Talks, Tours & More2016 Melbourne Ring Cycle Announces Subsidised Tickets, Talks, Tours & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016. Directed by Neil Armfield, Wagner's Ring Cycle will play at Arts Centre Melbourne from 21 November to 16 December 2016. Melbourne Ring Cycle 2016 comprises four operas - Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung - totalling around 16 hours of music. As in 2013, the cycle of four operas will be performed three times. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

In 1860 Wagner went to Paris to arrange a performance of his new opera, Tannhauser at the Paris Opera.  While there he made the obligatory visits to the great composers living in and around the city.  His visit to Rossini was memorable as the older Bel Canto school composer had reportedly made some very disparaging remarks about Wagner's music, so Wagner went with more than a bit of trepidation.  These rumors proved to be false and what ensued was an afternoon of an exchange of musical ideas and reminiscences about their careers and accomplishments, in which they shared opinions on and cited influences of a number of the great composer of their era.  All this was recorded by the Parisian musician and journalist, Edmond Michotte. (more...)

United Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERSUnited Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents Soul of Pulchritude: A Night with Stephen Salters a one night only Benefit Boston concert from an internationally renowned baritone. Stephen Salters and Randolph Fuller are proud to partner with Union United Methodist Church for their 'Called to Serve' Campaign!  The updated program will be as follows: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Joining the world-wide 500th anniversary commemorations of the creation in Venice of the world's first ghetto, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts' eighth season explores the musical worlds shaped by ancestors and descendents of exiles. From Esther to Shylock, from Troubadors to Dowland, we glimpse at fault lines of acceptance refracted through the prism of music. (more...)

Neil Armfield's RING CYCLE Returns to Opera AustrailaNeil Armfield's RING CYCLE Returns to Opera Austraila
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016. Directed by Neil Armfield, Wagner's Ring Cycle will play at Arts Centre Melbourne from 21 November to 16 December 2016. (more...)

Kasper Holten's 'The Flying Dutchman' to be Livestreamed from the Finnish National Opera and BalletKasper Holten's 'The Flying Dutchman' to be Livestreamed from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) will be streaming the opera The Flying Dutchman and the ballet Alice in Wonderland live from the Finnish National Opera and Ballet on the Yle Klassinen website. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City Announce Cast for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City Announce Cast for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City are thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for their upcoming collaboration.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Forms American German Cultural Exchange FellowshipLas Vegas Philharmonic Forms American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Through a generous gift by German philanthropist Dorothee Hennings-Holtmann, the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the Brandenburg State Theater Orchestra, Cottbus are pleased to announce the American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship (AGCEF). This new and unique fellowship partners the Las Vegas Philharmonic with the Cottbus State Theater Orchestra in Cottbus, Germany and will give both organizations the opportunity to exchange guest artists with their respective orchestras. (more...)

19th Beijing Music Festival Opens to Record Crowds19th Beijing Music Festival Opens to Record Crowds
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Beijing Music Festival (BMF) opened its annual classical music festival last Sunday with a concert by the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra and Chorus under the baton of Maestro L Jia. (more...)


by Tina Collins - Oct 12, 2016

TheValkyries are riding into Texas with DAS BARBECÜ, a tall tale of gods, heroes, good, evil, quests, curses, bling, rings and a buffet fit for Valhalla. Come to the best barbecue in town at the Spotlighters, a small space with big ideas. (more...)

BWW Review: Wagner's Music Shines in DAS RHEINGOLDBWW Review: Wagner's Music Shines in DAS RHEINGOLD
by Teresa Budasi - Oct 10, 2016

Richard Wagner's 'Ring' cycle is an intriguing opportunity to immerse oneself in an epic experience -- something akin to reading the 'Harry Potter' or 'Lord of the Rings' series, savoring each singular story, then eagerly anticipating the next installment. (more...)

BWW Review: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Met's New TRISTAN UND ISOLDEBWW Review: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Met's New TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 6, 2016

For the sheer magnitude of its singing, there hasn't been anything like the Met's ecstatic new production of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE--seen a week after it opened the season on September 26--in a very long time. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Launches Season with Opening Night Gala Concert by Dudamel and SBSOV on October 6Carnegie Hall Launches Season with Opening Night Gala Concert by Dudamel and SBSOV on October 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Carnegie Hall opens its 2016-2017 season today, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. with a gala concert featuring exquisite dance music performed by the dynamic Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. The program features Ravel's La valse and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps as well as selected dances from around the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: A New Ring Begins with the Lyric's DAS RHEINGOLDPhoto Flash: A New Ring Begins with the Lyric's DAS RHEINGOLD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season tonight with a new production of Wagner's Das Rheingold, the first opera of the epic four-part Ring cycle, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis and directed by David Pountney. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This FallChicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Hosting Film Competition Ahead of Spring 2017 SeasonPhilharmonia Orchestra of New York Hosting Film Competition Ahead of Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is pushing the boundaries of the symphonic experience through the incorporation of high-tech visuals at each performance. This past March, the orchestra performed sold-out concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center that garnered significant press attention. For our upcoming season, we are hosting a film competition to find a film student who will create a new film to be screened at PONY's upcoming concerts next spring. (more...)

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