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Articles tagged with "Wagner"

First Night Revisited: Tannhäuser on 21 November 1955

9 October 2015

The first post-war production of Wagner's opera at Covent Garden had a chilly reception from the press, but provided opportunities for some remarkable emerging talent.

Recommended Recordings: June 2015

11 June 2015

This month features a magnificent recording of the Ring Cycle, an exceptional disc by Sonya Yoncheva and a new recording of Donizetti's rarely-performed Les Martyrs.

Watch: Bryn Terfel introduces Wagner’s masterful Der fliegende Holländer

6 February 2015

Acclaimed bass-baritone Bryn Terfel on the complexities of The Dutchman and working with Andris Nelsons.

Your Reaction: Der fliegende Holländer

6 February 2015

What did you think of Tim Albery's production of Wagner's first great work?

What is serialism?

25 July 2014

Schoenberg saw the possibilities of serialism and his views of God as intrinsically linked.

The ultimate VIP pass: Go above and below, as well as backstage, at The Royal Opera

8 July 2014

Our new interactive experience allows you to see parts of the ‘Opera Machine’ usually hidden from audiences.

Fire on all sides! Descend on a cloud! Singing fish-children!: Opera’s most challenging stage directions

12 February 2014

Opera has long pushed the boundaries of what's possible on stage.

Join Stephen Fry for Deloitte Ignite on 15 and 16 Sept

13 September 2013

Verdi and Wagner explored with live radio broadcast, on-stage discussion and live streamed debate.

Watch: Stephen Fry invites you to a festival celebrating Verdi and Wagner

16 August 2013

Deloitte Ignite 2013 is your chance to burst into song or strike an unfeasibly large anvil.

Watch: Recording of Verdi vs Wagner debate chaired by Stephen Fry streamed live on 15 September

5 August 2013

Norman Lebrecht and Philip Hensher debate two musical greats to celebrate the composers' joint bicentenary.

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