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Finnegans Wake

From the perspective of the modern reader, Finnegans Wake is the kind of book that could only happen after an intense century or so of philological activity, so let’s recap briefly what… 913 more words

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Wagner on Tristan

On a Tristan und Isolde kick because of a writing assignment. It’s an opera I don’t think I got until I turned 50 (and saw the… 65 more words

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Met Opera Round-Up: The Season’s Last Gasp — ‘Tristan,’ ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ and the Love of a ‘Good’ Woman (Conclusion)

Love-Death and Transfiguration

The Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast of Tristan und Isolde on April 8, 2017 (the original program was shown as part of its… 2,932 more words

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Met Opera Round-Up: The Season’s Last Gasp — ‘Tristan,’ ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ and the Love of a ‘Good’ Woman (Part Three)

Till “Love-Death” Do Us Part

Tristan und Isolde, Wagner’s singular and most personal achievement in the opera world, derived from the 12th-century myth of Tristram and Iseult: he, a brash Cornish knight; she, an irate Celtic (or Irish) princess. 1,587 more words

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Bayreuth 2017: An Unforgettable Experience

Review by Frances Henry
Pictures by Pierre Couture

The new production of Meistersinger at Bayreuth is a ‘Meisterwerk’ – a master piece! I haven’t the  words  to express how I felt about this production and so I have to resort to plain, simplistic gushing!    1,733 more words

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Met Opera Round-Up: The Season’s Last Gasp — ‘Tristan,’ ‘The Flying Dutchman,’ and the Wagner-Rossini Connection (Part Two)

Operatic Odd Couples

They met in Paris in 1860: the renowned Italian master of opera buffa, Gioachino Rossini, and the fiery German composer Richard Wagner, creator of the “art work of the future.” How did it happen? 2,373 more words

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