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THE LIFE AND WORK OF RICHARD WAGNER, FROM 1813… TO NOWADAYS
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This “series-collection” unpublished and designed expressly for our loyal readers and partners reveals rare moments of intimacy spent before the camera with the greatest Wagnerian performers of our time.
How did this passion for Richard Wagner’s music and the world come to him, as well as the works they perform every day on the biggest international opera stages? What was their career as a professional lyric singer and what were the milestones of their Wagnerian careers? What is their view of the work of this extraordinary composer, of whom they are the best performers? What anecdotes – more or less pleasant – do they have to tell us?
To the captivating stories of the “memories” and adventures of these extra-ordinary personalities of the contemporary operatic theater is added the explanation or the detail made by themselves of an element, a notion peculiar to the universe of the composer How do you have to “appropriate” the specificities of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus scene, and how is Wagner’s tetralogy booklet still relevant for the 21st century viewer? a “Heldentenor” or a “singer of character”? …) in order to penetrate in intimacy and better still make us understand this work so particular and out of the ordinary that is that of Richard Wagner.
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Around the premiere of the Rheingold:
the Munich life of the Wagnerians in the summer of 1869
by Luc ROGER (Munich & Co)
In March 1895, in the idealistic Renaissance, a review led by Albert Fleury, the publication of the detached sheets of the Memoirs of an artist (unpublished), by M. Cyprien Godebski, began a series of meetings titled The intimacy of great men. In the July 1895 issue, Godebski describes the atmosphere in Munich during the rehearsals of the first Rheingold in the summer of 1869. The sculptor Cyprien Godebski married in 1865 in Belgium the Belgian Sophie Servais (1843-1872), daughter of the famous cellist and composer Adrien-François Servais and sister of the composer and conductor Franz Servais. (read more…)
the immovable rendez-vous
From Berlin to New York, or from Paris to … St Petersburg: the unmissable events of the 2018-2019 season have now almost all been revealed to the public.
We have listed for you the dates to remember now to be able to hear the most famous voices of this unique repertoire, the performances of the most prestigious conductors and orchestras as well as the productions (new or previous releases with new distributions ) we already know they will talk about them.
A calendar – deliberately non-exhaustive but regularly updated – concerts, performances and lyric productions of Richard Wagner’s works on the main international operatic scenes.