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Tristan at Longborough 2015

Following the success of their 2014 Ring Cycle, Longborough Festival Opera has clearly positioned itself on the international operatic stage as a Wagner production house of great merit. Additionally, the 2014 summer season was virtually a sell-out. 2015 opens with a new production of Tristan und Isolde, in the hands of Music Director Anthony Negus, directed by Carmen Jakobi. The double cast features Rachel Nicholls and Lee Bisset sharing the role of Isolde, while Peter Wedd and Neal Cooper take on Tristan. Longborough Festival Opera

Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival: Wagner performed with accordion and baritone

XVII Kokkola Winter Accordion Festival Tue 17.2 In the Master’s Company An Evening with the Music of Richard Wagner Central Ostrobothnia Conservatory 19.00 Pitk√§nsillankatu 16 Esa Ruuttunen baritone Janne Valkeajoki accordion Roman Schatz text For the first time in the music world, the German master composer’s music will be performed with accordion and baritone. World-class baritone and young musician Esa Ruuttunen will fill the hall with a captivating musical performance. Starring the author Roman Schatz. Ruuttunen is one of the best Finnish baritones and has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including the Finnish National Opera, Savonlinna, Bavaria, Stuttgart, London, Vienna and Berlin. In this concert Ruuttunen will treat audiences to Wagner’s most famous arias, including The Flying Dutchman, Tannh√§user, Lohengrin and others. The performance also will feature Franz Liszt arra