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Hildegard Behrens - Her Life Affirming Art

Hildegard Behrens
1937 – 2009
Her Life Affirming Art
Brad Kronen

February 9th marks the birthday of the renowned opera singer, Hildegard Behrens.  The German soprano sang an immense range of roles but was best known for her interpretations of the works by Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.  881 more words

Brad Kronen

Winterstürme Wichen Dem Wonnemond by Joans Kaufmann

I am not a fan of Wagner.  Jonas Kaufmann eloquently said that, as a child, Wagner’s music resembled shouting giants.  He is not wrong.  And yet, Jonas Kaufmann can make shouting giants sound appealing.  35 more words

The Yoda Clause: Yoda Claus

It’s Christmas. Time for Star Wars.

Just how deeply the connection between Xmas and the ultimate space opera, exemplified by an ever-growing corpus of Christmas Yoda memes, has embedded itself in the collective consciousness is difficult to say, but it’s clear that Disney grasps it. 1,087 more words

Best balm in Gilead

When it comes to distress, medical conditions excepted, for me, the ultimate source of distraction and healing is to be in the presence of great artistry. 427 more words


Sonic Gems - Richard Wagner - Die Walkure

The Valkyries or Die Walkure, WWV 86B, is a music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto.  It is the second work in the four pieces that form  172 more words

Thought For The Day

Grange Park Opera: Die Walküre

Grange Park Opera: Die Walküre
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Stephen Barlow
Theatre in the Woods, West Horsley Place, Surrey
29 June 2017

Grange Park Opera closed the final season of their 18 year tenure at The Grange, Hampshire with a performance of  682 more words

Concert Reviews

Centennial Hall, Wrocław: every landmark Modernist building should have an erupting Wagner fountain

By the time we got to Wrocław, a college town in the western side of the country, we were full on loving Poland. Usually we make up a local name for HOB: in Poland he was Józef Burlequeski.   509 more words