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The Wagner Journal, July 2020 Issue

The July 2020 issue (vol.14, no.2) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles: ‘The Use of Eastern Concepts in Wagner’s Stage Works‘ by Peter Bassett‘Wagner and the Ottomans‘ by Emre Aracı’Gender, Japan and the Takarazuka Revue‘s 1968 Tristan und Isolde’ by Brooke McCorkle Okazakiplus reviews of: Tristan und Isolde in Frankfurt, Die Meistersinger in Dresden, Parsifal in Strasbourg, Die Walküre in Singapore and Siegfried in London; the ROH Walküre under Pappano on DVD; a Tristan with Stuart Skelton and Gun-Brit Barkmin, a Holländer with Franz Crass under Sawallisch (Bayreuth, 1960) and a Walküre under Rattle on CD; Alexander Shapiro‘s The Consolations of History, Diane V. Silverthorne‘s Music, Art and Performance from Liszt to Riot Grrrl and Markus Kiesel et al‘s Wandrer heißt mich die Welt: Auf Wagners Spuren durch EuropaSubscribe here!
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Co set designs Silke Bauer

Siegmund Brandon Jovanovich
Hunding Tobias Kehrer
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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

Tarnhelm Opera Rheingold

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.

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

The Wagner Journal - July 2019 Issue

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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