30 September 2012

Syberberg's Parsifal re-released on DVD



Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's Parsifal film has now been re-released on DVD. It can also be downloaded or streamed from Filmgalerie451's web site.

The DVD costs 24,90 €    
Download     4,90 €    
Stream     2,90 €

The DVD is not available on Amazon.com (yet?)

27 September 2012

Richard Wagner - The Sorcerer of Bayreuth


Barry Millington, a leading expert on Wagner, tackles the issues and controversies surrounding Wagner's life in a new book, "Richard Wagner - The Sorcerer of Bayreuth". Millington is drawing on recent scholarship and presents them in a new light.

It is a mark of how Wagner has entered the popular imagination that his reputation as an incorrigible egoist, a philanderer, an unscrupulous wife-stealer and an anti-Semite has come to define him. Yet this one-dimensional cartoon image of the man masks a more honest and complex portrait.

The US title is "The Sorcerer of Bayreuth: Richard Wagner, his Work and his World"

Das Rheingold at Bayreuth 2013 - tickets available

Tickets for the performance of Das Rheingold on 10 August 2013 in the new production by Frank Castorf (conducted by Kirill Petrenko) will be offered and sold for the first time exclusively online through Bayreuther Festspiele.

There is no order form to fill out, nor any pre-bookings or other reservations. Tickets are sold first come, first served – without year-long waiting periods. Starting from the 10th October 2012, 18.00 CET, anyone who is interested can order up to 4 tickets in the price category they desire online while they are still available.

For more information, please click here.