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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


R.Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure)

Adolf Hitler was an admirer of Wagner’s music and saw in his operas an embodiment of his own vision of the German nation; in a 1922 speech he claimed that Wagner’s works glorified “the heroic Teutonic nature … Greatness lies in the heroic.” Hitler visited Bayreuth frequently from 1923 onwards and attended the productions at the theatre. 78 more words

Die Walkure

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 clipped Walküre in Amsterdam

Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III

Concertgebouw, 9th December 2016

Let’s start by getting a couple of gripes out of the way. First, the final act of… 74 more words

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