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Richard Wagner News

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

Birth Place: Leipzig, GERMANY
Melbourne Opera To Stage Wagner's RING CYCLE Photo Melbourne Opera To Stage Wagner's RING CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020

Following a string of major Wagnerian successes (Rienzi, Tannhauser, Lohengrin, Tristan and Isolde, The Flying Dutchman), Melbourne Opera is thrilled to present the pinnacle of operatic excellence, indulgence and excess - Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Opera Saratoga New Digital Concert Series With Justin Austin Photo Opera Saratoga New Digital Concert Series With Justin Austin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020

Opera Saratoga announced today the first performance events as part of the company's 60th Anniversary Season. On Thursday, November 19th, in partnership with Caffè Lena, Opera Saratoga will launch AMERICA SINGS, a monthly concert series featuring an array of diverse, internationally acclaimed artists.

Opera Saratoga Presents Deborah Nansteel, Brandie Sutton and More as Part of AMERICA  Photo Opera Saratoga Presents Deborah Nansteel, Brandie Sutton and More as Part of AMERICA SINGS Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020

On Thursday, November 19th, in partnership with Caffè Lena, Opera Saratoga will launch AMERICA SINGS, a monthly concert series featuring an array of diverse, internationally acclaimed artists.

Opera Staratoga Launches New Digital Concert Series Photo Opera Staratoga Launches New Digital Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

Opera Saratoga announced today the first performance events as part of the company's 60th Anniversary Season.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces New Production Additions to Current 2020/21 Season Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces New Production Additions to Current 2020/21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, president & CEO, announced additional new programming today following the cancellation of all 2020/21 Season live mainstage performances, in accordance with ongoing 2020 health considerations and regulations.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Presents Digital Wagner Weekend Photo Pittsburgh Festival Opera Presents Digital Wagner Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020

Pittsburgh Festival Opera has announced a Wicked Wagner Weekend in response to the continued COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

San Francisco Opera Presents Online Costume Shop Sale Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Online Costume Shop Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020

In a rare opportunity for opera fans and sartorial mavens, San Francisco Opera will offer costumes previously worn by artists on the War Memorial Opera House stage to the general public for just one weekend.

Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Free Screenings Of TWILIGHT: GODS Photo Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Free Screenings Of TWILIGHT: GODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT) has added free, live screenings of Michigan Opera Theatre Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director Yuval Sharon's highly-anticipated “Götterdämmerung” adaptation, “Twilight: Gods.” Screenings will take place Oct. 20 and 21, starting at 6:20 p.m. and ending at 7:30 p.m. inside the Detroit Opera House.

Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Additional Performance of TWILIGHT: GODS Photo Michigan Opera Theatre Adds Additional Performance of TWILIGHT: GODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020

Following three sell-out performances, Michigan Opera Theatre has added an Oct. 21 production of its novel Twilight: Gods opera at the Detroit Opera House Parking Center. Tickets are $79 per car and go on sale at noon, Monday, Oct. 12th!

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Reimagined Programs for the New Season Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Reimagined Programs for the New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

In light of ongoing 2020 health considerations and regulations that have forced Lyric to cancel live mainstage performances through December 31, 2020, Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, president and CEO, has announced the company's reimagined slate of exciting artistic activities.

Michigan Opera Theatre Names Yuval Sharon As New Artistic Director, Announces October Photo Michigan Opera Theatre Names Yuval Sharon As New Artistic Director, Announces October Performance In Parking Structure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), Yuval Sharon has been announced as the first-ever Gary L. Wasserman Artistic Director. Sharon's five-year appointment is made possible by a generous gift from Gary L. Wasserman, a member of the MOT Board of Directors.

Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Enters Final Week Photo Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival Enters Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020

The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival is a groundbreaking digital series of audio and video streams featuring newly created content being recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center in July alongside previously recorded material from Tanglewood being released for the first time.

Toledo Symphony Announces Revised 2020-2021 Season Photo Toledo Symphony Announces Revised 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announced today new plans for its 2020-2021 performance season, the orchestraa??s 77th season, and Alain Trudela??s third season as Music Director.

Longborough Festival Opera Announces 2021 Programme Photo Longborough Festival Opera Announces 2021 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020

The Longborough Festival Opera has announced its 2021 program. The festival is set to take place from June 4-August 3.

BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Review: SANTA FE OPERA CELEBRATION OF TRISTAN UND ISOLDE at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 19, 2020

Tonight, the opera celebrates Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and Ryan McKinny, who was to have sung Kurvenal, is hosting the online program from North Carolina. In this year of pandemic, artists are quarantined at home. McKinny greets us with a stein full of dark Bavarian brew with a silver top on it to keep it fresh until after the show.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 17-24 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 17-24 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 18, 2020

Los Angeles Opera's annual choral concert has gone a?oevirtual.a?? Great Opera Choruses moved from The Soraya to your home screen thanks to the support of County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and the LA County Board of Supervisors. On the LAO homepage and on Facebook, readers can  sing along with 25 talented choristers performing the 'Bell Chorus' from Pagliacci, 'Va, pensiero' from Nabucco, and a?oeThe Anvil Chorus' from Il Trovatore. Resident Conductor Grant Gershon and Assistant Chorus Master Jeremy Frank, as accompanist, lead these extraordinary artists in an afternoon of family-friendly musical fun.

LAO At Home Events Announed for Week Of July 20 Photo LAO At Home Events Announed for Week Of July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020

During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home. Here's what's on tap for the week to come.

The Mariinsky Theatre Closes Box Office Through July 26th, 2020 Photo The Mariinsky Theatre Closes Box Office Through July 26th, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020

Alison Clancy's Solo Dance Performance at The Met to be Shown on PBS Throughout Summe Photo Alison Clancy's Solo Dance Performance at The Met to be Shown on PBS Throughout Summer 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020

On March 2, 2020 Alison Clancy a?oeMade Dance Historya?? (The Dance Enthusiast) performing an 11-minute dance solo at The Metropolitan Opera for the overture of Richard Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 3-10 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/SONG JULY 3-10 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jul 3, 2020

Los Angeles Opera's Music Director James Conlon sets the stage for the company's upcoming audio-stream of Richard Wagner's epic, four-part cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen with a new podcast. Commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the company's first complete presentation of the Ring Cycle, opera fans can watch a marathon, back-to-back audio stream of all four works on Saturday, July 25. LAOpera.org/LAOatHome has more information on the audio-stream.

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