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The Wagner Journal - new issue

A new issue of The Wagner Journal (editor: Barry Millington) is out. You can order your copy here: FEATURES Heroic Gestures and Family Values in Wagner’s Ring Arnold Whittall The Kiss of the Dragon-slayer Barry Emslie Wieland Wagner’s Intellectual Path Ingrid Kapsamer REVIEWS Live Performances Science, Sets and Symbols in Der Ring des Nibelungen David Trippett appraises the Covent Garden ‘Ring’ and an accompanying book DVDs Tradition in Vienna, Laboratory Experiment in Bayreuth Graeme Feggetter assesses contrasting productions of Lohengrin Nuremberg Life and Afterlife Roland Matthews is concerned that David McVicar’s Glyndebourne production of Meistersinger fails to take account of its legacy CDs Take Five: Tristan und Isolde David Breckbill weighs the merits of the fifth release in Janowski’s complete Wagner project, and muses on his past and future Ring cycles Fading Glory Matthew Rye is doubtful a

The Pocket Opera Company in Nürnberg is staging Richard Wagner Singspiel

The Pocket Opera Company in Nürnberg is staging Richard Wagners Singspiel fragment “Männerlist größer als Frauenlist oder Die glückliche Bärenfamlie” (WWV 48) for the first time in a completed version this summer. The premiere will be on 27 June in a large circus tent in the Stadtpark in Nürnberg. Further performances will take place on 29 June, 4 July and 5 July . The production will be directed by Peter P. Pachl and conducted by Franz Killer, who also completes the score.

Wagner 200 - London-based festival to celebrate the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth

Wagner 200 is a wide-ranging, London-based festival to celebrate the bicentenary of Richard Wagner’s birth. It opens on 22 May on Wagner’s 200th birthday and features events from May to December 2013 in association with leading cultural organizations including Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, Barbican Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kings Place, British Library, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Radio 3, The Wagner Society, Opus Arte, London Song Festival and London Jewish Cultural Centre. Wagner 200 has a particular focus on British artists, offering a spectrum of talent from the most distinguished to the rising stars of today. Highlights include: Wagner 200th Birthday Concert (22 May) with the Philharmonia Orchestra/ Andrew Davis, and soloists Susan Bullock, James Rutherford and Giselle Allen. Preceded by an afternoon of pop-up Wagner activities on the Festival Hall terrace, balcony and foyers Wagner/Liszt recitals (26

The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia to be published in August 2013

The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia (edited by: Nicholas Vazsonyi, University of South Carolina) is to be published in August 2013. Richard Wagner is one of the most controversial figures in Western cultural history. He revolutionized not only opera but the very concept of art, and his works and ideas have had an immeasurable impact on both the cultural and political landscapes of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From 'absolute music' to 'Zurich' and from 'Theodor Adorno' to 'Hermann Zumpe', the vividly-written entries of The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia have been written by recognized authorities and cover a comprehensive range of topics. More than eighty scholars from around the world, representing disciplines from history and philosophy to film studies and medicine, provide fascinating insights into Wagner's life, career and influence. Multiple appendices include listings of Wagner's works, historic produc