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Illustr. RW 1VNTHE FIRST 360° WEBSITE DEDICATED
TO THE LIFE AND WORK OF RICHARD WAGNER

THE LIFE AND WORK OF RICHARD WAGNER, FROM 1813 … UNTIL TODAY !
THE FIRST COLLECTIVE WEBSITE ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO A COMPOSER.

Visit the eight rooms of our Virtual Museum dedicated to Richard Wagner and discover a wealth of information available on the same website. Bringing together research from authors, musicologists and historians, illustrated by an unprecedented iconographic collection, this website is the result of the collaboration of a team of enthusiasts … Join us!

Section I – Biography

Section I – Biography

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

 

Section I – Biography

Section I – Biography

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

Section II – In the intimacy of Richard Wagner

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

SECTION III – Musical and prose work

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section IV – Bayreuth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section V – They have created the Wagnerian myth

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VI – Places of life, places of creation

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VII – Wagner’s legacy

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

Section VIII – Wagner after Wagner

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THE EVENT

« A VOICE FOR RICHARD WAGNER »

THE UNPRECENDENTED COLLECTION OF SHORT VIDEOS
BY THE RICHARD WAGNER WEB MUSEUM

An exclusive series, written and directed by Nicolas CRAPANNE,
Editor-in-chief of the website.

This unprecedented “series-collection” designed expressly for our loyal readers and partners unveil rare intimate moments spent in front of the camera with the greatest Wagnerian opera singers of our time.

How was this passion for Richard Wagner’s music and universe as well as the works they perform every day on the biggest international operatic stages born inside them? What were their journeys as professional opera singers and what were the significant milestones in their Wagnerian careers? What outlook do they have on the works of this extraordinary composer of which they are the best performers? What anecdotes – more or less pleasant – could they possible tell us?
The captivating accounts of “memories” and adventures of these outstanding personalities of the contemporary lyrical theatre are followed by the detailed explanation made by themselves of an element, a notion specific to the German composer’s universe (how can we “appropriate” the specifics of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus stage? In what way is the Ring libretto written by Wagner still current for the XXIth century spectator? What is a “Heldentenor” or a “heroic tenor”?…) so as to enter into the intimacy or even better to make us understand this very particular and extraordinary work that is Richard Wagner’s.
These are unique and exclusive encounters, intimate moments revealed in a confidential and laid back way that will hold many surprises for you!

The first six episodes of the series – that will be available simultaneously in three languages on the three versions of our website: French, English and German – have been shot this summer within the prestigious Bayreuth Festival (July-August 2017) with the collaboration of those who have distinguished themselves in the biggest roles of the productions of the Festival’s latest edition.

Uploaded online starting from December 2017, they will enable you to meet Michael VOLLE (bass-baritone), Camilla NYLUND (soprano), Andreas SCHAGER (tenor), Catherine FOSTER (soprano), Johannes Martin KRÄNZLE (baritone) and Stefan VINKE (tenor).

« A VOICE FOR RICHARD WAGNER »,
An exclusive series, written and directed by Nicolas CRAPANNE,
writer-director
for the Richard Wagner Web Museum.
@ all right reserved Le Musée Virtuel Richard Wagner 2017-2018

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FOSTER Catherine

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BAYREUTH - Appendix - BAYREUTH... BEFORE RICHARD WAGNER

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WAGNER Katharina

(born on May 21. 1978) Daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and his second wife Gudrun Mack Stage and opera director Director of the Bayreuth Festival (since 2007) Katharina Wagner was born on 21 May, 1978 in Bayreuth. She is the daughter of Wolfgang Wagner and Gudrun Mack. Passionate about staging...
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by Nicolas CRAPANNE Richard Wagner’s musical work inspired a colossal number of filmmakers who drew from the immense repertoire of the Master of Bayreuth material to musically illustrate their works. From the hugely famous "Ride of the Valkyries" in the style of Francis Ford Coppola in...
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