Besprechungen zu Wagner Publikationen und Aufführungen


Das Rheingold - review

Arts Centre, Melbourne  (Andrew Clements, 18.11.2013)


Arts Centre, Melbourne: Das Rheingold - review by Andrew Clements

"[...] Though Ring cycles have proliferated throughout this Wagner bicentenary year, Opera Australia's   is rather special. It's the first time the company has mounted a staging – the first time, in fact, that any totally homegrown production of the Ring has come to fruition in Australia – and it has taken up the challenge head on, unveiling all four productions within eight days and making the three complete cycles the centrepiece of a month-long Wagner festival  in Melbourne. [...] 


"Wagners Parzival begeistert in Beijing Publikum"

"Das einfache und kantige Opern-Meisterstück wurde zum ersten Mal in Beijing aufgeführt und ist eine Gemeinschaftsproduktion zwischen dem Beijing International Music Festival, dem Osterfestival in Salzburg und dem Opernhaus von Dresden." 


Erfreuliche Premiere von Wagners „Das Rheingold" in Linz

Musikalische Leitung: Dennis Russel Davies, Inszenierung: Uwe-Eric Laufenberg 


Loge Ben Nemsi Effendi. Vom Wüstenzelt nach Walhall

Zur Linzer Premiere von "Das Rheingold" am 26.10.2013 


Richard Wagner (1813-1883) - Die Walküre

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski
Solisten: Tomasz Komieczny, Iris Vermillion, Robert Dean Smith, Melanie Diener, Timo Rihonen, Petra Lang, 4 Super Audio CDs

Label: Pentatone , DDD, 2012
Erscheinungstermin: 10.7.2013

Vgl. Besprechung im "Guardian":  (28.10.2013)


Andris Nelsons Inaugurates a New Era with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston - October 18, 2013
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.25 in C Major, K.503; Brahms: Symphony No.3 in F Major, Op.90

[...]" The Siegfried Idyll [...] requires a command of architecture that escapes conductors twice Nelsons’s age, as well as a freedom of tempo and emotion that must never become too impulsive. A balance must also be found between the private side of Wagner’s adoration of his wife, for whom the piece was written and first performed, and the insistently public, mythical themes of Siegfried and Brünnhilde that Wagner uses to express it. Yet Nelsons judged this beautifully, with tempi that dared to linger but that never dragged. Hints of swagger to Siegfried’s themes reminded that tranquility emerged from inquietude for hero and composer alike. Balances were impeccable, enabling the BSO’s solo woodwinds to communicate musically even through the thicker textures of this arrangement for full strings, and those strings, too, seemed to have a darker, more Germanic tinge to their sound than one would often hear. [...]

"The BSO have acquired perhaps the most talented young conductor in the world: they know it, and they played like they know it here. There were enough slips in the Mozart and Brahms that Nelsons surely knows how much work he will have to do to restore this orchestra to its rightful place, both technically and in the pantheon of great American orchestras. Given time, he will."  
(David Allen, 18.10.2013)


"Tristan und Isolde" in Lübeck

Publikum und Kritik glücklich mit Inszenierung und musikalischer Darbietung 


"Les Nibelungen Invade Geneva"

Genf / Geneva, Victoria Hall, 6.10.2013 


Wagner und Liszt

WAGNER Rezitator Lutz Görner und Elena Nesterenko am Piano begeistern im Kulturrathaus in Gießen. 


Julian Joseph's Windows into Tristan and Isolde – review

The jazz pianist's take on Wagner's psychodrama may be a work in progress – but it's a fascinating one 
(23.9.2013, John Lewis)


Wagner. Die Graphic Novel“

Flavia Scuderi (Illustrationen) und Andreas Völlinger (Text)
Knesebeck Verlag
Erschienen: Sommer 2013

Vgl. "Richard Wagners Leben als Comic Strip":  (13.7.2013)

Siehe auch:  (14.8.2013) und "Wagner": Ein rauschendes Leben als Comic.
Das bewegte Leben des Meisterkomponisten Richard Wagner als spannende Graphic Novel.

Vgl.  14.8.2013)

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