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Showing posts from November, 2010

New production of Parsifal at the Royal Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels

A new production of Parsifal will premiere at the Royal Theatre La Monnaie in Brussels 27 January 2011. Hartmut Haenchen , who conducted the infamous Paris production by Krysztof Warlikowski (the one using a clip from Rosselini's film ”Germany Year Zero” ), will conduct a cast led by Swedish superstar Anna Larsson making her role debut as Kundry. According to some commentators, Haenchen's Parsifal reading in Paris was the fastest ever. Stage director is Romeo Castellucci. Principal singers Amfortas Thomas Johannes Mayer Titurel Victor von Halem Gurnemanz Jan-Hendrik Rootering Parsifal Andrew Richards Klingsor Tómas Tómasson Kundry Anna Larsson Royal Theatre La Monnaie See Wagner Calendar 2011 for more Wagner productions

The Wagner Journal on Lohengrin and Wagner's anti-semitism

The Wagner Journal has two important features currently on its website: a dramaturgical analysis by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak of the new Bayreuth Festival production of Lohengrin by Hans Neuenfels , addressing the production from a sociological perspective, and an online debate between Barry Emslie and Mark Berry on the thorny issue of anti-semitism in Wagner's works . Also available via the website is a free introductory copy of The Wagner Journal .