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A Barebones Ring, perhaps Wagner at its best - Ring Cycle/Farnes Review

I was not, much to my own dismay and regret, able to go and see Opera North’s Ring last year. Little did I know, though I was hoping a fair bit, that they would record the entire thing. 503 more words


Hildegard Behrens - Her Life Affirming Art

Hildegard Behrens
1937 – 2009

February 9th, 2017 marks the 80th 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.  884 more words

Brad Kronen

A Ring to keep you thinking: Wagner's Die Walküre, Saffron Opera Group

Usually, a Ring Cycle hits you as a sudden burst of musical and philosophical intensity, its four huge evenings sprawling across one week. In practical terms, your own life ends up on hold for the Ring as a result: real life pauses while the Ring is stolen, forged, wielded, misused, tricked away, traded, hoarded, misunderstood, given as a love token, and finally rescued and returned to Nature. 1,142 more words


Die Walküre, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden, July 7th, 2016

The trip to Baden-Baden was planned at least 14 (?) months ago, when first announcement of this performance came out, and I grabbed a ticket on the first available day. 773 more words


Opera North's Ring Cycle (Royal Festival Hall)

Many opera companies would balk at giving a full Wagnerian Ring Cycle, but Opera North have been spending the time since April giving six Cycles as part of a tour, in an innovative concert format. 1,178 more words


Die Walküre at the Oper Frankfurt

Die Walküre

Richard Wagner 1813-1883

Libretto by the composer
First performed June 26th 1870, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, Munich
First performance as part of the Ring des Nibelungen August 14th 1876… 586 more words