Wagner Society Blogs

Lorin Maazel Dies on July 13, 2014

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Posted on  July 13, 2014

Lorin Maazel - First American conductor to conduct in Bayreuth

Great YouTube Item

Posted on July 8, 2014

This is a really great YouTube find. The Best of Wagner is 1 1/2 hours of Wagner - just one click away.

Iván Fisher - Not your everyday conductor

Posted on July 8, 2014

Alex Ross' profile of Ivan Fischer and an interview on Parsifal

In the June 2 issue of the New Yorker, Alex Ross profiled Hungarian composer and conductor Iván Fischer.

Great Composer You Tube Interviews with Iván Fischer

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Posted on July 8, 2014

His energy and enthusiasm will have you running to your recording collection!

Iván Fischer (brother of Adam Fischer) is interviewed by Melchior Huurdeman for the Dutch TV program Virijgeluiden on the composers Richard Wagner, Gustav Mahler, and Ludwig von Beethoven.  Each one is approximately 15 minutes in length.  

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TjxfHCWJdnI - Wagner

Listen: Opera North's Gotterdammerung

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Posted July 8, 2014

A semi-staged performance of Gotterdammerung is available on BBC3's replay till July 14, 2014.  Allwyn Mellor sings the role of Brunnhilde.

Music Matters: Jonas Kaufmann Interview

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Posted on July 2, 2014

Jonas Kaufmann discusses his future plans for the big roles in the operas of Verdi and Wagner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04571zt

Video Preview: COC's Walkure. 2015

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Posted on June 29, 2014

Christine Goerke , and others, discuss COC's up and coming January 2015 revival of Atom Egoyan's Walkure...

http://www.the-wagnerian.com/2014/06/video-preview-cocs-walkure-2015.html

Listen Now: Seattle Opera's Mid 70's Ring Cycle

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Posted June 29, 2014

Walkures from Seattle's 1975 Ring Made available, kindly, by Seattle Opera. 

http://www.the-wagnerian.com/2014/06/listen-now-seattle-operas-mid-70s-r...

2015 Budapest Days June 2015

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Posted June 27, 2014

Budapest Ring and Flying Dutchman are available for Booking.

Budapest Wagner Days just concluded and already there is information available for booking tickets for 2015.

Placido Domingo Operalia 2014 in Los Angeles

The Placido Domingo Operalia Vocal Competition will be held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, August 25 - 30, 2014