Richard Wagner News

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  • Wagner

  • Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    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

    Vienna (more...)

    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...)

    RING CYCLE PLAYS Set for Open-Air Theatre Season, 6-31 August
    by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2014

    London's Free Open-Air Theatre Season 2014 continues with THE RING CYCLE PLAYS, devised by Phil Willmott and Mervyn Millar, and adapted from Richard Wagner's librettos by Lisa Kuma . Season: 6 - 31 August, Wednesday - Sunday: 6.00pm - 6.45pm THE RHINE GOLD; 7.00pm - 7.45pm THE VALKYRIE; 7.45pm - 8.30pm Break; 8.30pm - 9.15pm SIEGFRIED; 9.30pm - 10.15pm TWILIGHT OF THE GODS. Press Night: Friday 15 August from 6.00pm. (more...)

    Catherine Foster, Nina Stemme, Daniel Brenna and More Set in WNO's THE RING Directed by Francesca Zambello
    by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

    Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced principal casting and performance dates for its first complete presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three full cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. (more...)

    The Seattle Opera Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN, Now thru 5/17
    by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

    Seattle Opera concludes its 50th Anniversary season, as well as the 31-year tenure of General Director Speight Jenkins with The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d'Hoffmann). An all-star cast sings Jacques Offenbach's tuneful score, chronicling famous writer E.T.A. Hoffmann's misadventures in love. The wild stories of Hoffmann's failed romances come alive with fantastical elements: a beautiful robot, an evil optician, a stolen shadow, death by music, and a mysterious boy/girl muse. The Tales of Hoffmann was first produced jointly by Dallas, Cincinnati, Minnesota, and Arizona operas in 2005. This timeless, stylish, and imaginative production returns to Seattle Opera today, May 3, and runs through Today, May 17. (more...)

    PARSIFAL an der Wiener Staatsoper
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

    Am Grundonnerstag beginnt traditionellerweise eine Auffuhrungsserie von Richard Wagners „Bu hnenweihfestspiel' Parsifal an der Wiener Staatsoper. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Houston Grand Opera's DAS RHEINGOLD is Full-Throttle Spectacle
    by David Clarke - Apr 15, 2014

    Houston Grand Opera, which opened a lavish production of DAS RHEINGOLD this past weekend, is proudly kicking off their first Ring Cycle by Richard Wagner. Like any modern production of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Houston Grand Opera is sparing no expense. At Sunday's matinee, the audience leapt to their feet for curtain call and clamored excitedly about this show and what's still to come in the cycle. (more...)

    WIENER STAATSOPER live at home: Lohengrin sowie neue Videothek- und Paketangebote fur die Saison 2014/2015
    by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

    Am morgigen Samstag, 12. April geht die Premiere von Richard Wagners Lohengrin u?ber die Bu?hne der Wiener Staatsoper. (more...)

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