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Barrie Kosky, Director of 2017 Bayreuth Die Meistersinger - Video

Posted August 12, 2017

Forwarded by Eiko Kikawada

Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival.

Wagner Lectures at the San Francisco Public Library

Three Wagner Lectures :
Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and The Flying Dutchman
Each lecture includes video excerpts featuring the great Donald McIntyre
Lectures presented by: Larry Oppenheim, WSNC Member
More information at: 
Das Rheingold, by Richard Wagner
Saturday, August 19, 2:00-3:30 pm.
Venue: SF Public Library, Presidio Branch, 3150 Sacramento

Review: Bayreuth Die Meistersinger and Tristan und Isolde

Posted July 29, 2017

Barrie Kosky’s mind-boggling production uses a giant puppet and the Nuremberg trials as a backdrop to ask: how far does the composer’s antisemitism taint his art?

Bayreuth vs. Hollywood Bowl

Posted July 26, 2017

The Bowl is no Bayreuth. And with Wagner in Dudamel's defiant hands, that's not a bad thing.