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Richard Wagner

Also Credited As: Wagner
 
Richard Wagner Headshot
Date of Birth: May 22, 1813
Date of Death: February 13, 1883 (69)

Birth Place: Leipzig, GERMANY





Richard Wagner News

 DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN at Staatsoper Unter den Linden is Available to Stream on ART Photo DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN at Staatsoper Unter den Linden is Available to Stream on ARTE Concert
by Stephi Wild - Dec 7, 2022

In October, the new production of Richard Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN, directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov and conducted by Christian Thielemann, celebrated its premiere at the sold-out Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

Warner Theatre to Screen The Metropolitan Opera's THE HOURS Starring Renée Fleming,  Photo Warner Theatre to Screen The Metropolitan Opera's THE HOURS Starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara & Joyce DiDonato
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents Kevin Puts's The Hours, Saturday, December 10 at 12:55 pm ET. The Hours will be presented in the Warner Theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

Gianandrea Noseda Extends Contract in Zurich Through 2028 Photo Gianandrea Noseda Extends Contract in Zurich Through 2028
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022

The Zurich Opera House announced the extension of Gianandrea Noseda's contract as General Music Director through the 2027 - 28 season. Noseda began his tenure as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera House in September 2021.   

Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ¿LA TRAVIATA Photo Warner Theatre To Screen THE MET: LIVE IN HD PRESENTS VERDI'S ¿LA TRAVIATA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, presents Verdi's La Traviata, Saturday, November 5 at 12:55 pm ET.  

The Warner Theatre To Present THE MET: LIVE IN HD Lecture Series Photo The Warner Theatre To Present THE MET: LIVE IN HD Lecture Series
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

The Warner Theatre has announced a series of lectures which will be presented before The Met: Live in HD Opera simulcasts. Lectures are complimentary with a Met Opera ticket purchase.

Royal Opera House Appoints Jakub Hrůša as Music Director Photo Royal Opera House Appoints Jakub Hrůša as Music Director
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

The Royal Opera House has announced the appointment of Jakub Hrůša as Music Director of The Royal Opera. Hrůša will assume the position of Music Director Designate with immediate effect and will begin his tenure as Music Director in September 2025. 

Warner Theatre To Screen The Metropolitan Opera Live In HD MEDEA Photo Warner Theatre To Screen The Metropolitan Opera Live In HD MEDEA
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2022

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts, will begin its 16th season with the company premiere of Cherubini's Medea on Saturday, October 22, at 12:55 pm ET.

The Met: Live In HD Lecture Series Announced at the Warner Photo The Met: Live In HD Lecture Series Announced at the Warner
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

The Warner Theatre has announced a series of lectures which will be presented before The Met: Live in HD Opera simulcasts. Lectures are complimentary with a Met Opera ticket purchase.

Review: New Camerata Opera Has 'Something Familiar, Something Peculiar…' in Its Bou Photo Review: New Camerata Opera Has 'Something Familiar, Something Peculiar…' in Its Boulanger-Ravel Double Bill at the Irondale Center
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 22, 2022

The new opera season started out for me far from Lincoln Center’s madding crowds, in Brooklyn’s Irondale Center, near BAM, with a pair of short pieces by French composers that definitely had their charms.

Melbourne Opera Presents The Ring Cycle Cultural Festival Photo Melbourne Opera Presents The Ring Cycle Cultural Festival
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2022

Distinguished international maestro Anthony Negus has arrived from the UK to conduct Wagner's Siegfried in Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre, on 25 September. Siegfried is the third opera in Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle, one of the biggest productions in all the performing arts and the greatest challenge for any opera company. 

Richard Wagner Videos

VIDEO: “Hojotoho!” from Die Walküre at the Met Opera Videoplay
VIDEO: “Hojotoho!” from Die Walküre at the Met Opera

by Alan Henry - Mar 26, 2019

World Premiere: Court Theater, Munich, 1870. The second opera in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre has long stood on its own as an evening of extraordinarily powerful theater. Part of this appeal lies in its focus on some of the Ring's most interesting characters at decisive moments of their lives: Wotan, the leader of the gods; his wife, Fricka; his twin offspring, Siegmund and Sieglinde; and, above all, Wotan's warrior daughter Brünnhilde. These characters and others follow their destinies to some of Wagner's most remarkable music.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's Das Rheingold With Greer Grimsley and Jamie Bart Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's Das Rheingold With Greer Grimsley and Jamie Barton

by Alan Henry - Mar 7, 2019

Wagner's visionary initial installment of the Ring Cycle depicts the original sin of the theft of the sacred golden treasure, the vanity of the gods, the greed of the Nibelungen, the fratricide of the giants, and the building of Valhalla. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley sings the role of Wotan, the conflicted lord of the gods. Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton sings her first Wagner role at the Met as Wotan's embattled wife, Fricka.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from The Directors Company's MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from The Directors Company's MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2018

The Directors Company (Michael Parva, Artistic Director; Leah Michalos, Producing Director), by special arrangement with Ted Snowdon, present the My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht, directed by Robert Kalfin. Opening Night is October 11. This is a limited engagement through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA (5 W. 63rd St).

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall Videoplay
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall

by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

The Atlanta Opera opens its main stage season with a stunning, all-new production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, featuring an internationally recognized cast and extraordinary visuals to present the old folktale in a new way.

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall Videoplay
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN to Sail to The Atlanta Opera This Fall

by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Atlanta Opera opens its main stage season with a stunning, all-new production of Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman, featuring an internationally recognized cast and extraordinary visuals to present the old folktale in a new way.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of WNO's THE RING, Directed by Francesca Zambello
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2016

Washington National Opera's Artistic Director Francesca Zambello announces the WNO's upcoming production of The Ring, a cycle of four epic operas by German composer Richard Wagner, April 30-May 22, 2016.  Peek into a WNO rehearsal room in the videos below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Jonas Kaufmann in the 'Last Night of the Proms'
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2015

On September 12, Jonas Kaufmann made his debut in the the celebrated 'Last Night of the Proms concert', televised live from London's Royal Albert Hall. He sang a selection of Puccini arias, including 'Nessun Dorma' and also was the first German to sing "Rule Britannia" in the history of 'Last Night of the Proms' performances. 

STAGE TUBE: First Listen! Jonas Kaufman Sings 'Nessun Dorma' from the 'Real' Puccini Album
by Stage Tube - Sep 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Tenor Jonas Kaufmann warned fans not to buy the Puccini Album from Decca, uriging fans to wait until the 'real' Puccini album is released with Sony on September 11.  

Video: APOCALYPTICA Exclusive Premiere on Revolver and Guitar World Online
by Sarah Bellet - Oct 4, 2013

APOCALYPTICA--the ground-breaking Finnish orchestral rock group--will release WAGNER RELOADED-LIVE IN LEIPZIG, an epic live collaboration with the acclaimed MDR Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, November 19 on BMG.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for Odyssey Opera's 5 Hour Wagner's RIENZI
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2013

ODYSSEY OPERA, a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to presenting adventurous repertoire, debuts Sunday, September 15th at Boston's Jordan Hall offering a five-hour concert performance of Wagner's rarely heard opera 'Rienzi.' In celebration of the bicentennial of Richard Wagner's birth (1813-1883), Odyssey salutes one of history's greatest and most controversial opera composers in a spectacular Wagnerian event performed in true Bayreuth fashion. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below!


Richard Wagner Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Richard Wagner written?
Richard Wagner has written 2 shows including Béjart: Ballet of the Twentieth Century (Composer), Flying Dutchman (Composer).