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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.

CHECK OUT THE LIVE REVIEW for Tristan HERE

–HERUNTERSCROLLEN FÜR DEUTSCH–

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

5 Hours of Opera. Craze at first Sight. // 5 Stunden Oper. Wahn(sinn) auf den ersten Blick.

CHECK OUT THE SHOT for Tristan HERE

–HERUNTERSCROLLEN FÜR DEUTSCH–

Tristan und Isolde at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. Pierre Audi directs, Marc Albrecht… 2,993 more words

Richard Wagner

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

Joyce