28 December 2009

Orchestral Climax in Walküre

One my absolute favourite orchestral passages in Wagner is the climax after Wotan sings "Denn einer nur freie die Braut, der freier als ich, der Gott". This is Leonard Bernstein's interpretation from a Wagner concert in Vienna, 1985.

23 December 2009

Happy Holidays 2009!

Happy Holidays to all readers of the Wagner blog and Wagneropera.net! I hope the next year will be even more exciting than 2009.

And thanks to all who have contributed in some way or another!

Wagneropera.net Web statistics 2009 for nerds here

18 December 2009

Opera magazine with iPhone App

Opera magazine have an iPhone App of the magazine in the iTunes store. Exact Editions have just released a new and improved version of the App which enables the subscriber to 'synch' the contents of the most recent complete issue on to the phone. This enables faster reading and off-line reading (eg on the subway or in the interval!). The App can be bought on a trial subscription basis for 7 days and then renewed for additional periods of 7 or 30 days (a 30 days sub is £3.99/$ €. Subscriptions also offer the user access to a substantial archive of back issues from the last three years.

The Opera magazine iPhone App is in the App store

And a digital edition for access through any web browser can be sampled on the Exact Editions site. Annual subscriptions to the digital magazine cost £45.

11 December 2009

Wagneropera.net's YouTube Channel

Wagneropera.net's YouTube channel has been through a facelift operation, and a lot of new - rare - videos have been uploaded, like this video of one of my all time favourites, Christa Ludwig:

Visit Wagneropera.net's YouTube channel

05 December 2009

Siegfried Vorspiel Act 3

Leonard Bernstein and Wiener Philharmoniker: Siegfried Vorspiel Act 3. Thomas Stewart as Wotan. Wagner concert in Wien 1985.