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Wagner anniversary marked with concerts and broadcasts Wagner was Adolf Hitler's favourite composer The musical world is coming together on Wednesday to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Richard Wagner with a series of programmes
Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times A crew at the Metropolitan Opera dismantling one of the two towers in the set for Robert Lepage's Ring cycle. Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times A rigging crew taking apart a tower of the Met's mechanized Ring set,
The Murder Workers Thursday 9pm Channel 4 Thanks to The Killing and Broadchurch, the fashion in television crime drama seems to be for the grieving loved ones of murder victims to share equal billing with the perpetrators. Now, this Cutting Edge
Who would dare to ask one of the most famous opera stars in the world about his failed marriage?...Bryn Terfel, known as one of the world's great bass baritones, was, a couple of months ago, the subject of British tabloid delight under the headline: "
Music Review Welcoming the Gods Back to Their Majestic Gloaming Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Gotterdammerung The Norns (from left, Michaela Martens, Elizabeth DeShong and Heidi Melton) in Robert Lepage's staging of this final opera in the Ring cycle
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera Mark Delavan, top, and Eric Owens in Das Rheingold. Mr. Lepage's high-tech production was billed as an agile, sophisticated approach to Wagner's mythical realms. But it was dull and vague, with more attention paid to the
Sam Smith, aka Sam's Myth , is the Scene -approved graphic artist and Ben Folds-approved drummer responsible for the design. He spoke with us about his concept and a bit of the history of the Wagner composition that inspired it...Wagner's Ring cycle
The epic four-evening mythic drama is the macho challenge with which operas prove themselves. It practically did in Los Angeles Opera when the company finally got around to mounting this monumental if confrontational pillar of Western civilization in
Media But he would never have considered a full season of works by another titan with a big round number to celebrate: Richard Wagner, also born 200 years ago. I don't think that in our community, a season of Wagner would work at all, McPhee says...
The Houston Grand Opera plans to present the futuristic Fura dels Baus productions of Wagner's four Ring Cycle operas over four consecutive seasons. The performances will start with "Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold)" in 2013-14. Sixty-seven-year-old