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
Voices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This MonthVoices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Voices and guitars take center stage in 'Resurrectio' - a wide-ranging program featuring world premieres by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe and Anthony Korf, specially commissioned for the occasion. (more...)

Conductor Mark Wigglesworth To Lead Utah Symphony In MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27Conductor Mark Wigglesworth To Lead Utah Symphony In MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

On January 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth returns to the Abravanel Hall stage to lead the Utah Symphony in a repertoire of classical favorites. Internationally-acclaimed guest pianist Francesco Piemontesi makes his Utah Symphony debut performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27. Maestro Wigglesworth will also conduct a symphonic suite from Henk de Vlieger's orchestral compilation of music from Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. (more...)

BWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: The Re-Imagined Beauty of New Ohio Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Kristen Morale - Dec 23, 2016

Adapted by Matt Opatrny and directed/choreographed by Jessica Burr, the eleven-member troupe Blessed Unrest recently opened A Christmas Carol at the New Ohio Theatre. This "theatre for the adventurous" comprised of a diverse ensemble that brings new and bold productions to NY audiences, brings a unique and surprising experience to those expecting a traditional retelling of Dickens' novella. So saying, this is a tasteful yet eclectic and unique experience indeed; Opatrny and Burr prove that they understood the true essence of the original story while also showing that they clearly had a wonderful time bringing their creative vision to life. (more...)

Opera America Announces Finalists In 2017 Director-Designer ShowcaseOpera America Announces Finalists In 2017 Director-Designer Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is proud to announce the 2017 finalists of the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase, a biennial program offered as part of OPERA America's continuing efforts to foster emerging opera artists. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Blessed Unrest TomorrowA CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Blessed Unrest Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

A Christmas Carol is coming back by popular demand on Wednesday! Our first two performances are nearly sold out. Buy your tickets now and see what happens when Dickens's joyful, insightful story collides with our raw, physical aesthetic. (more...)

The Industry's HOPSCOTCH Opera Recording Set for Release on Key-Shaped USB DriveThe Industry's HOPSCOTCH Opera Recording Set for Release on Key-Shaped USB Drive
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

On Friday, January 13, more than two hours' worth of music from Hopscotch will be issued by The Industry Records as a car key-shaped USB drive or digital download available via Bandcamp and other outlets. Simultaneously, a new interactive website about the opera, with animations, images, and audio, will be launched at hopscotchopera.com. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This WinterImprovised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

Cape Town Opera Announces 2017 SeasonCape Town Opera Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Cape Town Opera's 2017 season launches with an explosive meeting of South Africa's foremost young singers directed by a veteran theatrical innovator. It includes a major new international musical and brings acclaimed international singers to the stage for the third in the Naspers Grand Masters series. (more...)

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...)

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