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Latest Richard Wagner Items
The creative team of composer Janice Hamer and Baltimore poet Mary Azrael have been friends since they were teenagers. After collaborating on their award-winning choral work "On Paper Bridges," they set their sights on an opera. Fifteen years later, they look forward to the first complete concert performance of "Lost Childhood," based on the memoir of Holocaust survivor Yehuda Nir.
The Washington National Opera is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner's birth by opening its 2013-2014 season with the composer's powerful "Tristan and Isolde."
A newly released report shows coroner's officials have amended Natalie Wood's death certificate based on unanswered questions about bruises on her upper body but were lacking several pieces of evidence and could only conclude that she drowned under undetermined circumstances more than 30 years ago.
At the end of the evening, the witch was toast Sunday _ or more precisely a gingerbread cookie _ and the audience at Vienna's Volksoper loved it.
The famed La Scala opera house inaugurated its 2012-13 season Friday with the Teutonic classic `'Lohengrin" as it launched dual bicentennial celebrations of its own Giuseppe Verdi and German icon Richard Wagner.
Richard Wagner won over La Scala's ardent Verdi followers during the gala season premiere on Friday with a production of `'Lohengrin" that packed surprises -- including the last-minute arrival of German soprano Annette Dasch in the role of Elsa after two singers fell ill with the flu.
The dual bicentennial of the births of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner is turning into a dueling bicentennial.
The singer who quit the Bayreuth opera festival when it emerged he once had at least one Nazi-related symbol tattooed on his body remains scheduled to sing a new production of Wagner's "Parsifal" at the Metropolitan Opera next season.
A Russian baritone who was due to sing the lead role in Richard Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman" when the annual Bayreuth opera festival opens next week has withdrawn from the event after it emerged that he once had Nazi-related symbols tattooed on his body.