Opera Director Nikolaus Lehnhoff died last Saturday, at age 76, according the German news agency DPA. Known most recently for bringing the characters and music of Leos Janáček new life with his directing talent and reviving the creative spirit of the East Sussex Opera House, Expatica reported that Lehnhoff was respected for his "swish, elegant, but always thought-provoking stagings that avoided some of the provocative excesses of some of his more controversial colleagues."
Over two sold-out performances, alongside pertinent works from Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Berlioz, Hong ably led One World in the five movements of his three-month operatic creation. Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Skyler White all made appearances.
The duality of men and women serves as a profound topic in not only literature and metaphysics, but in the sense of the gender binary as well. In this case, in the sense of an orchestral composition, music, too, becomes capable of capturing the elements that divide our moral conscience.
Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced that the company will present a new production of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), starting in 2016.
A shame, really, because the JSO has worked out a fascinating way to present a Richard Wagner symposium...without actually playing any of his music.
"Some people who liked the piece are people we disagree with profoundly, that's true," Langridge said. "But it's a pity if we allow these people to control our listening so long after they were defeated."
The JSO has worked out a fascinating way to present a Richard Wagner symposium without actually playing any of his music.
Wagner's epic operas are rather long for you to plough through all the available recordings looking for favorites, so don't worry, we've done it for you.
We are barely through Richard Wagner's 200th anniversary, and already, ensembles are gearing up for the sesquicentennial of one of his most famous disciples--Richard Strauss.
Richard Wagner made hand grenades for the 1849 Dresden uprising, so maybe he would have cheered the tumultuous end of his 200th birthday 'Ring Cycle' in Bayreuth, a production that has raised questions over his heirs running the festival.
The gods did not go up in flames, but the audience erupted in a fury of booing on Wednesday night as an unorthodox new staging of Richard Wagner's 'Ring Cycle' for his 200th birthday at his opera house in Bayreuth came to a near-riotous conclusion.
It was bound to happen in a staging of Richard Wagner's 'Ring' cycle someday, but few would have expected that in Wagner's own opera house, in his bicentenary year his hero Siegfried would kill the fierce dragon Fafner with a machine gun instead of a magic sword.
Seattle Opera's award-winning 'Ring Cycle'--inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest--was unveiled to wide acclaim in 2001, revived for sold-out audiences in 2005 and 2009.
An oil-themed staging of Richard Wagner's famous 'Ring Cycle' for his bicentenary year in the opera house he built in Bayreuth showed signs on Saturday of defying predictions it would be a disaster that might even bring down the house.
Abendzeitung, a liberal evening tabloid in Munich, has published the first photos of the latest production of Richard Wagner's 'Der Ring des Nibelungen' at Bayreuth. And in our honest English opinion, they're pretty darn erstaunlich.