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The Herheim Ring at Deutsche Oper Berlin Starting in June 2020

Stefan Herheim. Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced that Stefan Herheim will stage a new Ring starting in 2020 with Donald Runnicles conducting. The cast will include Derek Welton as Wotan and Markus Brück as Alberich. Other cast members include Annika Schlicht, Flurina Stucki, Judit Kutasi, Thomas Blondelle, and Tobias Kehrer as Fricka, Freia, Erda, Loge, and Fafner, respectively. Padraic Rowan and Robert Watson are Donner and Froh while Andrew Harris is Fasolt. As the Rheinmaidens are Meechot Marrero, Irene Roberts, and Anna Buslidze. Performance Dates: June 20-27, 2020. The whole Ring will be performed in June 2021, according to the plans.     

The Wagner Journal - March 2019 Issue

The March 2019 issue (vol.13, no.1) of The Wagner Journal has been published and contains the following feature articles: ‘ ‘’Accompanied by Solemn Songs‘‘: Wagner’s  Ring  as it might have been‘ by Arnold Whittall ‘Redeeming Senta‘ by Edward A. Bortnichak and Paula M. Bortnichak ‘Ludwig Revisited‘ by Joseph Horowitz ‘Being Isolde: the Theory and Practice of Anna Bahr-Mildenburg‘ by Karin Martensen ‘Legend and Reality in Wagner‘s Creativity‘ by Ulrich Drüner plus reviews of: the  Ring  at Covent Garden and various venues in Germany, plus  Die Meistersinger  in Wiesbaden and Mannheim; Barrie Kosky‘s Bayreuth  Meistersinger  on DVD; Jaap van Zweden‘s Naxos  Götterdämmerung  on CD; a new translation of the  Ring  by John Deathridge, Oswald Bauer’s monumental history of the Bayreuth Festival and reviews of publications by Jens Malte Fischer, Dieter Borchmeyer and Udo Bermbach. Order your copy here!