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Swan Song

Swan Song Parsifal, an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Berlin, April 8th, 2017. Director, Dmitri Tcherniakov: conductor, Daniel Barenboim: reviewed by Tony Cooper As the audience entered the auditorium of the Schiller Theatre (the temporary residence of … Continue reading

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Mark my Words

Mark my Words Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, libretto and score by Richard Wagner, Royal Opera House, 13th March 2017, directed by Kasper Holten, orchestra conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano, reviewed by Leslie Jones This new production of Meistersinger, by departing … Continue reading

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Der fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer Der fliegende Holländer, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Jan Philipp Gloger, conducted by Axel Kober, reviewed by Tony Cooper Wagner’s first mature opera written in 1841, Der fliegende Holländer, was directed with great flair and imagination by the … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Katharina Wagner, conducted by Christian Thielemann, reviewed by Tony Cooper This production of Tristan und Isolde by Katharina Wagner first saw the light of day last year, immediately … Continue reading

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Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival

Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival Parsifal, Bayreuth Festival, Germany, August 2016. Director Uwe Eric Laufenberg, conducted by Hartmut Haenchen, reviewed by TONY COOPER Specifically written for the Festspielhaus, Parsifal was Wagner’s final work completed in January 1882 and was first seen in … Continue reading

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Der Ring des Nibelungen Der Ring des Nibelungen: Richard Wagner, Staatsoper Berlin (Schiller Theatre), June 2016. Director Guy Cassiers, Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Reviewed by Tony Cooper  The scale of The Ring (the scenario mainly sourced from Norse … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES – Wagner, D’Indy, Handel and Verdi

ENDNOTES STUART MILLSON From Faust to The Flying Dutchman: Wagner from Scotland * An atmospheric collection by a French Wagnerian * Handel’s Xerxes * Proms farewell with Verdi Chandos records continues to set remarkable standards in recording quality and presentation. Two … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Discs – Leslie Jones

LESLIE JONES Quarterly Review Deputy Editor Here are ten musical items in search of a desert island – hopefully, an island with WiFi! In no particular order… Les Préludes, Franz Liszt Music from this stirring and bombastic symphonic poem was … Continue reading

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