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11 November 2019

The Wagner Journal: November 2019 Issue

The November 2019 issue (vol.13, no.3) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles:

• ‘Knappertsbusch in Bayreuth’ by Hans Rudolf Vaget

• ‘In Wagner’s Eyes: Casting Light on a Disputed Portrait‘ by Michael Trimble, Dale C. Hesdorffer, Robert Letellier and Gordon Plant

•’Ernest Newman in ‘’Naziland‘’: In Search of Otto Strobel‘ by David Cormack

• ‘Report on the Production of Tannhäuser in Paris’ by Richard Wagner (translated by Niall Hoskin)

plus reviews of: Tannhäuser at the Bayreuth Festival, Das Rheingold at Longborough and Grimeborn, Die Meistersinger by Fulham Opera, Die Walküre in Kassel, Götterdämmerung in Würzburg and Lohengrin in Nuremberg; the Bernstein Tristan und Isolde (Munich, 1981) on DVD; CDs of the Hallé Siegfried and of Lise Davidsen in Wagner and Strauss


16 October 2019

Tarnhelm Opera Rheingold

Tarnhelm Opera

150 years after the Munich premiere of Das Rheingold, a newly formed company, Tarnhelm Opera is bringing a unique production of the work to cathedrals and large churches in the West of England and South Wales. The performances are staged, in costume and sung in German with English surtitles.

The performances make full use of the substantial organ in each of the venues, supplemented by percussion, giving a remarkably faithful and impressive account of Wagner’s score in magnificent and lofty surroundings.

Tarnhelm Opera The production opens Thursday 17th October 2019 in Bath and then moves on to Gloucester, Worcester, Bristol and Cardiff.

17 Oct 2019 St Mary’s Church, Bathwick
19 Oct 2019 Gloucester Cathedral
25 October Worcester Cathedral
2 November St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol
16 November Llandaff Cathedral


05 July 2019

The Wagner Journal - July 2019 Issue

Cover The Wagner Journal

The July 2019 issue (vol.13, no.2) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles:

• Es klang so alt, und war doch so neu. Wagner's Greatest Myth: Musical Historicism in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
• In ein fernes Land: The Politics of Translation in Wagner‘s Arrangement of Gluck‘s Iphigénie en Aulide
• Das, was eigentlich Musik: Richard Wagner's reception of Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata No, 28, Op. 101 by Roger Allen

plus reviews of: Tannhäuser in Dresden and Amsterdam, Holländer in Dresden, Die Meistersinger, Rienzi and Parsifal in Berlin; a study of Alexander Ritter by Michael Hofmeister, The Trouble with Wagner by Michael P. Steinberg and Staging Verdi and Wagner, ed. Naomi Matsumoto

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22 March 2019

The Herheim Ring at Deutsche Oper Berlin Starting in June 2020

Stefan Herheim. Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad

Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced that Stefan Herheim will stage a new Ring starting in 2020 with Donald Runnicles conducting. The cast will include Derek Welton as Wotan and Markus Brück as Alberich. Other cast members include Annika Schlicht, Flurina Stucki, Judit Kutasi, Thomas Blondelle, and Tobias Kehrer as Fricka, Freia, Erda, Loge, and Fafner, respectively. Padraic Rowan and Robert Watson are Donner and Froh while Andrew Harris is Fasolt. As the Rheinmaidens are Meechot Marrero, Irene Roberts, and Anna Buslidze. Performance Dates: June 20-27, 2020.

The whole Ring will be performed in June 2021, according to the plans.     

04 March 2019

The Wagner Journal - March 2019 Issue

The Wagner Journal

The March 2019 issue (vol.13, no.1) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles:
  • ‘ ‘’Accompanied by Solemn Songs‘‘: Wagner’s Ring as it might have been‘ by Arnold Whittall
  • ‘Redeeming Senta‘ by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak
  • ‘Ludwig Revisited‘ by Joseph Horowitz
  • ‘Being Isolde: the Theory and Practice of Anna Bahr-Mildenburg‘ by Karin Martensen
  • ‘Legend and Reality in Wagner‘s Creativity‘ by Ulrich Drüner
plus reviews of: the Ring at Covent Garden and various venues in Germany, plus Die Meistersinger in Wiesbaden and Mannheim; Barrie Kosky‘s Bayreuth Meistersinger on DVD; Jaap van Zweden‘s Naxos Götterdämmerung on CD; a new translation of the Ring by John Deathridge, Oswald Bauer’s monumental history of the Bayreuth Festival and reviews of publications by Jens Malte Fischer, Dieter Borchmeyer and Udo Bermbach.

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08 November 2018

The Wagner Journal - November 2018 issue

Front cover illustration: The 20-year-old Alma Schindler-Mahler, photograph, 1900

The November 2018 issue (vol.12, no.3) of The Wagner Journal presents papers from the ‘Wagner 1900‘ conference held in April 2018 at Jesus College, Oxford, and contains the following feature articles:
  • ‘Manifestations of the Gesamtkunstwerk in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna‘ by Barry Millington
  • ‘ ‘‘Lonely Walk‘‘: an Unpublished Song by Alma Schindler-Mahler‘ by Deborah Calland and Barry Millington
  • ‘Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Arranged Mahler, Roller: The Will Made Visible‘ by Diane V. Silverthorne
  • ‘How a Women’s Network Kept Wagner’s Tradition Alive‘ by Eva Rieger
  • ‘Warning: Consuming Wagner Can be Hazardous to your Health: Tristan und Isolde and Death in Venice‘ by Nicholas Vazsonyi
  • ‘Guy and Doll, Isolde ohne Tristan and a Silent Soprano: Report on the ‘‘Wagner 1900‘‘ Conference‘ by Tash Siddiqui
plus reviews of: Lohengrin at Bayreuth and Covent Garden, Parsifal in Paris, Munich and Mannheim, Holländer at Longborough, Tristan und Isolde in Kassel, Rienzi in Innsbruck, plus the Hallé Rheingold on CD.
Published for the first time with this issue, as a special six-page supplement, is Alma Schindler-Mahler’s song Einsamer Gang

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08 October 2018


My Parsifal Conductor

Musical genius Richard Wagner (Eddie Korbich) and his devoted wife Cosima (Claire Brownell) find themselves in a moral, political and musical dilemma when King Ludwig of Bavaria (Carlo Bosticco) insists that the son of a rabbi, Hermann Levi (Geoffrey Cantor), conduct the premiere of Wagner’s sacred final opera, Parsifal.  In this comedic spin on real-life events, Maestro Levi must consider his complex relationship with the Wagners.  Does Art have its “special needs,” after all?  MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR is the World Premiere comedy that dares to probe that question.

Written by multiple EMMY Award-Winner Allan Leicht, MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR is directed by the founder of the New York’s Chelsea Theatre Center, Robert Kalfin and produced by the award-winning not-for-profit theatre company The Directors Company, by special arrangement with producer Ted Snowdon.

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27 July 2018

The Wagner Journal July 2018

The Wagner Journal (vol. 12, no. 2), contains the following feature articles:

• ‘Kierkegaard, Wagner and the Quest for Operatic Immediacy‘ by Leo Cabranes-Grant

• ‘Setting the Record Straight: Wendelin Weißheimer and the Wagners‘ by Katherine Syer

• ‘Wagner and Proust‘ by Jeffrey Swann

•‘From Death in Venice to The Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann‘s Ironic Response to Wagner‘ by William Kinderman

plus reviews of:

Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s Tristan und Isolde in Berlin and Pierre Audi‘s in Amsterdam; Alvis Hermanis‘ Parsifal in Vienna

CDs of the Ring cycle under Karajan

Books on the Hitler–Wagner nexus by Wolfram Pyta and Hans Rudolf Vaget

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26 July 2018

Yuval Sharon's Lohengrin on 3SAT Saturday 28 July 2018

Photo: Enrico Nawrath / Bayreuther Festspiele

Yuval Sharon's Lohengrin on 3SAT Saturday 28 July 2018 at 20:15: If you have access to the German TV channel 3SAT, you can watch the new Lohengrin production by director Yuval Sharon

Bayreuther Festspiele 2018: Lohengrin

Elsa    Anja Harteros
Lohengrin    Piotr Beczala
König Heinrich    Georg Zeppenfeld
Telramund    Tomasz Konieczny
Ortrud    Waltraud Meier

10 March 2018

The Wagner Journal March 2018

 The March 2018 issue of the Wagner Journal (vol.12, no.1) contains the following feature articles:
  • ‘Kindred Spirits of Meiningen and Bayreuth‘ by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak
  • ‘Turning the Telescope Round‘ [article about Ernest Newman] by David Cormack
  • ‘Wagner and the Boryspil Pogrom: A Reply to Barry Emslie‘ by Derek Hughes
  • “Music Made Visible“: Sergei Eisenstein's Die Walküre and the Birth of Vertical Montage‘ by Hilan Warshaw
  • ‘Deluded Neurotic or Visionary Woman of the Future?: Senta Revalued‘ by Kate Hopkins
Plus reviews of:
  • Achim Freyer‘s Parsifal in Hamburg and Tobias Kratzer‘s Götterdämmerung in Karlsruhe
  • DVD of Christian Thielemann‘s homage to Herbert von Karajan's 1967 Salzburg Ring
  • CDs of the Naxos Siegfried under Jaap van Zweden, Mark Elder‘s Parsifal with the Hallé, and Wagner concert overtures under Jun Märkl
More here: The Wagner Journal

04 November 2017

The November 2017 Wagner Journal is out

The Wagner Journal

The November 2017 Wagner Journal (vol.11, no.3) is out. It contains the following feature articles:
  • 'Mahler's Parsifal' by Anna Stoll Knecht
  • 'The Volk That Wagner Loved to Hate: A Reply to Derek Hughes' by Barry Emslie
  • 'Mariano Fortuny and His Wagnerian Designs' by Wendy Ligon Smith
Plus reviews of:
  • Barrie Kosky's Die Meistersinger and Uwe Eric Laufenberg's Parsifal at Bayreuth, Dietrich W. Hilsdorf's Rheingold and Thorleifur Örn Arnarsson's Siegfried in Karlsruhe, Romeo Castellucci's Tannhäuser in Munich, August Everding's Der fliegende Holländer at the Met and Christian Spuck's Holländer in Berlin.
  • DVD of 'The Becoming of the Mannheim Ring'
  • CDs of Hans Knappertsbusch's pioneering 1950–51 Meistersinger with Paul Schöffler as Hans Sachs, Mark Elder's new Lohengrin with Klaus Florian Vogt in the title role, compilations of Ticho Parly and Johan Botha, the Symphonies in C and E major under Jun Märkl, Declarations of Love (piano works and songs by Wagner for Mathilde Wesendonck and Cosima Wagner) and piano music by Liszt and Wagner played by Imogen Cooper.
  • The Richard Wagner Sämtliche Werke (31 vols) and Christopher Fifield's new edition of Hans Richter
More here: The Wagner Journal