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I never Mehta Mehta didn't like.

Someone on Twitter asked for soundtrack suggestions for writing a space opera; this is what I just sent her.  It’s the prelude for Richard Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” (of course), with Zubin Mehta conducting the National Theatre Munich. 22 more words

Cantar de amor y muerte --

Daniel Barenboim en el Colón, 2018
<El miércoles 11 de julio a las 18:00 horas se dará comienzo al gran  acontecimiento musical, en la sala principal de nuestro primer coliseo, con el estreno de la ópera  3,761 more words

Happy 100th Birthday, Birgit Nilsson!

One hundred years ago today, Birgit Nilsson was born on a farm in rural Sweden. She would go on to become not only the greatest Wagnerian specialist to date, but in my opinion, one of the greatest artists in the last century.  866 more words

Opera History

Unfinishment: (In)completing Mahler’s (In)completion

(Nexus entry.)

From the opening bar of Mahler’s Tenth Symphony, we are plunged into a memory space populated by ghosts of the Prelude from Parsifal… 1,425 more words

Symphony Trees

I Saw the World Begin: Das Rheingold

It wasn’t possible to post last week. And why? Well, life presents its various difficulties, of course, but I think more than this is that I reached the precipice: Wagner. 1,423 more words

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Shot #6: 5 Hours of Opera, I was not bored for a second. Here's why. // Der Sechste Shot. 5 Stunden Oper, keine Sekunde Langeweile.



The Tristan in Amsterdam is fresh and lively. Thankfully, director Pierre Audi combines Wagner’s revolutionary music with lively direction to make for not one second of boredom. 647 more words

Richard Wagner