05 July 2019

The Wagner Journal - July 2019 Issue

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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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