Karl Bohm, who is included, had a career that extended through the late 1960s, a decade after Herbert von Karajan had already established himself as a Wagner conductor and Sir Georg Sold had renewed international interest in Der Ring des Nibelungen
with his landmark stereo recording of the cycle.
Kultur is pleased to announce the Blu-ray release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
He tells me: "As anyone who came last time knows, anything goes on open mic evenings - poems, monologues, sketches, readings, songs, scenes, playlets, animal acts, ballet, opera, low wire acts - or excerpts from the Der Ring des Nibelungen
in the original German.
Since then, opera has flourished all over the world and has developed along different traditions--from Mozart's opera seria Don Giovanni and his comic singspiel Die Zauberfloe (The Magic Flute) to Bellini's bel canto works, Rossini's comic The Barber of Seville, Verdi's dramatic masterpieces Aida and Otello, Wagner's great tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
, Puccini's romantic La Boheme, and the modern operas of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Britten.
In order to investigate the connections Wagner saw between these two sets of women, four of his most significant works, Der Fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, Der Ring des Nibelungen
, and Parsifal, will be examined alongside three of the most prominent, influential, and exploited women in his life: Minna Wagner, Marhilde Wesendonck, and Cosima Wagner.
NCM Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera will present Robert Lepage's new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, as well as Wagner's Dream , a new documentary chronicling the creation of this ambitious new staging this May.
Bayreuth Festival, images, questions and thoughts about Frank Gas-torf's new production of Der Ring des Nibelungen
, which, according to some commentators is such an egregious failure that it threatens the Wagner family's future artistic leadership of the festival, kept coming back to mind.
The Met's 2011-12 season features seven new productions, including: the world premiere of The Enchanted Island, a Baroque pastiche with an original libretto by Jeremy Sams set to the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others; the Met premiere of Donizetti's Anna Bolena directed by David McVicar; and the final two installments of Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen
, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung, directed by Robert Lepage and conducted by Maestro Levine.
Written in the middle of the 19th Century, Der Ring des Nibelungen
(The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four epic operas inspired by Norse sagas.
The performance of the complete opera tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
during the 2012/13 season marks the highpoint of the series, in honor of Richard Wagner's 200th birthday.
As for poetry, he produced the texts of Der Ring des Nibelungen
(printed in 1853) and Tristan und Isolde.
Richard Wagner took almost 30 years to create the four operas which form Der Ring des Nibelungen
, to use the original German title.