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Birgit Nilsson's Centennial Concert May 19th

May 19th there will be an internet stream of the 100th Anniversary Concert honoring Birgit Nilsson  beginning at 19:00 on Central European Time.

Featured singers are sopranos Nina Stemme, Christina Nilsson and Cornelia Beskow along with tenor Michael Weinius. The Royal Swedish Orchestra will be conducted by Alan Gilbert.

The concert will be available on demand until November 17th.

RING FORUM #2 - Program change

PROGRAM UPDATE: It is with sadness that we must announce that Heath Lees is unable to be with us for Forum #2 due to a serious concern requiring him to remain in Australia. 

FORUM #2 Program:

San Francisco Ring Cycle #3 - For Sale

Posted 4-19-2018

A sad Wagnerian has to give up their excellent seats for San Francisco Opera Ring Cycle #3 - Grand Tier Prime Seat A16 & A18.

Please contact Edgar Brenninkmeyer at (415) 515-8102  or via e-mail edgarwmbr@comcast.net

A new jewel in the Bayreuth Crown

The Margravial Theater has opened in Bayreuth after 6 years of rennovation. The theater was opened with a gala performance of the baroque opera Artaserse by Hasse. While not a full time venue, future performances will include chamber music, solo recitals and baroque operas.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/arts/music/bayreuth-margravial-opera-...

Bayerische Staatsoper webcasts in July 2018 - FREE

Posted April 16, 2018

Bayerische Staatsoper invites you to "Opera for All" in July 2018:

Parsifal: July 8, 2018, 11:00 am EST, 8:00 am PST

BSO Tristan und Isolde Act II radio broadcast - April 16, 2018

Posted April 9, 2018

Monday, April 16, at 8pm, EST, a broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Wagner program, including Act 2 of "Tristan und Isolde," in concert at Symphony Hall.

99.5 FM, WCRB - Classical Music Boston

http://classicalwcrb.org/post/kaufmann-and-nylund-sing-wagner-bso#stream/0

Boston Symphony - Tristan und Isolde Act II in concert - Reviews

Posted April 9, 2018

On April 7, 2018, Andris Nelsons conducted Siegfried Idyll and Act II of Tristan und Isolde at the Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, soprano Camilla Nylund, tenor Jonas Kaufmann, bass Georg Zeppenfeld, and others.  Concert will be repeated on April 12, 2018 at Carnegie Hall, NY.

2018 Complete Listing of Ring Cycles

March 13, 2018

Check website of each opera company for:  dates, director, conductor, cast, etc.

 

Mariinsky Theatre​:  ​https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/playbill/playbill/2018/3/1/2_1900

Met Opera Parsifal Radio Broadcast

The Met will broadcast Parsifal on the radio on Saturday February 17th at 11:30 Eastern Time - check your local radio listings for the time in your area.

Cast: Rene Pape, Evgeny Nikitin, Peter Mattei, Klaus Florian Vogt and Evelyn Herlitzius; Music Director designate Yannik Nézet-Séguin will conduct the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Photo is of Olive Fremstad as Kundry