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Showing posts from November, 2011

"The Wagner Circle" created to support Wagner productions at The Royal Opera

Continuing the Ring and Parsifal in 2007/2008, Der fliegende Holländer and Lohengrin in 2008/2009 and Tristan und Isolde in 2009/2010, The Royal Opera will stage a Wagner production each Season, culminating in a revival of the Ring in 2012. The magnitude of this project and interest in Wagner’s work is such that ROH has created a special group to support these productions. The Wagner Circle brings together like-minded people for interesting and insightful evenings that provide a deeper knowledge and understanding of Wagner, his operas and their portrayal at the Royal Opera House. WAGNER CIRCLE EVENTS 2011/2012 In 2011/2012 the Wagner Circle will help to support The Royal Opera's revivals of Der fliegende Holländer and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and will enjoy a special programme of involvement around these productions. Thursday 29 September 2011 A musical evening in a private London home with Wagnerian bass René Pape and The Royal Opera’s Head of Music David Syru

Robert Lepage’s Siegfried at the Met

In part three of Metropolitan Opera's new Ring production by Robert Lepage, Wagner’s cosmic vision focuses on his hero’s early conquests, while Robert Lepage’s revolutionary stage machine transforms itself from bewitched forest to mountaintop love nest. Jay Hunter Morris sings the title role and Deborah Voigt’s Brünnhilde is his prize. Bryn Terfel is the Wanderer. Fabio Luisi conducts. Cast Conductor: Fabio Luisi Brünnhilde: Deborah Voigt Erda: Patricia Bardon Siegfried: Jay Hunter Morris Mime: Gerhard Siegel Wanderer: Bryn Terfel Alberich: Eric Owens Production: Robert Lepage Associate Director: Neilson Vignola Set Designer: Carl Fillion Costume Designer: François St-Aubin Lighting Designer: Etienne Boucher Video Image Artist: Pedro Pires