April 30, 2013
A Telegram from Bayreuth
Here is the latest brief newsletter from Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth (The Friends of Bayreuth). Of note, 2013 Bayreuth Der fliegende Holländer will be screened in HD in theatres on July 25, 2013 in Germany. Der fliegende Holländer will also be streamed on-line over Arte.tv.
Posted April 29, 2013
Got your attention, have we?
BBC Radio 4 is featuring programmes (Brit spelling) on Richard Wagner.
The information is a bit sketchy and it appears that the programmes aren't going to be available on-demand at the present time. Air Time is 11:30 a.m. GMT which means, wee hours for those of us here on the far coast.
The broadcasts are weekly and here is the schedule
Bayreuth Fest to Get a New Exec
April 26, 2013
By Rebecca Schmid, MusicalAmerica.com
Posted April 26, 2013
From Maxine Bernstein of Lieder Alive! :
Posted April 25, 2013
Each year the Richard Wagner Verband International publishes a yearbook which chronicles the activities of the many Wagner Societies from all over the world. In 2011, the yearbook became "virtual" and was not published in hard copy. Instead it was e-mailed to the Societies and those who wished could print or view the yearbook.
Posted April 24, 2013
From tenor Lance Ryan's Blog on his website www.lanceryan.com
"Top Ten" excuses for coming late to a performance:
1. I hate Daylight Savings!
2. I was busy playing with my horn.
3. I was abducted by aliens.
4. I couldn't find Brauner.
5. I got lost under the stage.
6. Finally, it was so nice and sunny outside...
7. I came across the Fox and Cat.
8. The Taxi driver didn't know the Staatsoper had moved.
9. "Mein Voeglein schwebte mir fort".
April 9, 2013
We just received a newsletter from Gesellschaft der Freunde von Bayreuth and it's attached in a PDF below and contains information on:
Die Feen premiere
New Town Map & Wagner Sculpture
A new film about Wagner
Artist bios . . . . and more
Posted April 8th 2013
The Berlin Staatsoper is presently performing in temporary quarters at the Schiller Theater while the Unter den Linden Theater is undergoing much-needed renovation. Perhaps the change of address information didn't reach Siegfried (tenor Lance Ryan). The audience members were in their seats waiting for the curtain to rise on Siegfried and an announcer came onto the stage. The shocking news, Lance Ryan would not be singing Siegfried because . . . he did not show up at the theater and where he was, no one knew.
Posted April 8, 2013
The Washington Post holds an annual contest to see who can come up with the most original diorama featuring the seasonal favorite treat - Marshmallow Peeps.
One of the entries was a staging of Der Ring des Nibelungen. Here's the link to the gallery of shots:
Posted April 8, 2013
During the Peruvian celebrations of Wagner's 200th anniversary this year, there will be for the first time in the history of Perú a Wagner opera brought on stage: Tannhäuser at the Teatro Municipal de Lima in August 2013. This message comes from Mateusz Moleda, who will be conducting 5 performances of Tannhäuser.
You can find video links here: