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Seahawks' Wagner having perhaps best season of his career

When Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner was younger in his career and still lacking some recognition, it was teammate Richard Sherman that was regularly touting Wagner's talent        

Atheistic Religiosity in Kantian Conservatism: Roger Scruton on Wagner's "Ring" Cycle

Tomorrow, I will see the new production of Richard Wagner's Die Walkure at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This is the second of the four operas in Wagner's Ring cycle. In the spring of 2020, Lyric will have performances of all four of the...Show More Summary

Review: The Atlanta Opera puts an exciting cinematic touch on “The Flying Dutchman”

On Saturday evening The Atlanta Opera opened its main-stage series of the 2017–18 season with the world premiere of an excellent, intriguing new production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Coproduced with Cincinnati Opera and Houston Grand Opera, Atlanta got dibs on the debut performances, three of which...

Rogelio de Egusquiza by Irina Reclining Woman with Mirror,...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

Rogelio de Egusquiza by Irina Reclining Woman with Mirror, 1873. Rogelio de Egusquiza y Barrena (1845, El Astillero - 10 February 1915, Madrid) was a Spanish painter, known for his friendship with the German composer Richard Wagner, whose works he helped make familiar in Spain.

Macro events (in big economies) don't have micro causes

(September 9, 2017 06:31 PM, by Scott Sumner) A new paper by Vipin Veetil and Richard Wagner discusses a heterodox theory of business cycles, and then uses this theory to criticize NGDP targeting. Here is the abstract: This paper argues that NGDP targeting is unlikely to produce macroeconomic... (0 COMMENTS)

Ideas and creative energy: the final performances of Frank Castorf's Ring cycle at Bayreuth

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Wagner: Das Rheingold - Bayreuth Festival (©Bayreuther Festspiele / Enrico Nawrath) Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen; directed Frank Castorf, conducted Marek Janowski; Bayreuth Festival Reviewed by Tony Cooper on Aug 23-28 2017...Show More Summary

Michael Cooper: Bayreuth, Nazis And Charlottesville

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"It was my first visit to the Bayreuth Festival, and I was wrestling with conflicting emotions. There was the thrill of realizing my long-held dream of hearing Richard Wagner’s music in the opera house he built, where some of my favorite recordings were made. But there was queasiness, too, at the inescapable memories of old photos showing […]

Bayreuth opera fest opens with Swedish royals, Merkel

The annual Bayreuth opera festival is underway in Germany, with Sweden's king and queen joining Chancellor Angela Merkel for a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg." Sweden's King … Click to Continue »

A significant achievement all round: Die Walküre at Grange Park Opera

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Grange Park Opera - Wagner: Die Walkure - Wotan & the Valkyries: Thomas Hall, Mari Wyn-Williams, Beeca Marriot, Tanya Hurst, Gemma Morsley, Morag Boyle, Anne-Marie Owens, Lauren Easton (credit: Robert Workman) Richard Wagner Die Walküre;...Show More Summary

Wagner opera proof stars in 1.7m euro Paris auction

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

A proof of Richard Wagner's opera "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg", copiously corrected by the composer himself, sold for more than twice its estimate in Paris Tuesday. The book was part of the ongoing auction of fashion magnate Pierre...Show More Summary

Off the beaten track near Dresden: an innovative multi-media museum devoted to Wagner's music

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Bust of Wagner outside the Richard Wagner Stätten, Graupa Graupa is a sleepy little village on the outskirts of Dresden in Saxony, on the edge of the area known as Saxon Switzerland. Its main claim to fame is that Wagner took three months...Show More Summary

World’s worst press office receives Richard Wagner prize

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Richard Wagner Prize of the city of Leipzig for 2017 has been awarded to Oswald Georg Bauer, former press chief of the Bayreuth Festival. Bauer presided over a press office whose job was the keep the press out of Bayreuth as much as possible, except for a handful of trusted critics who would not ask […]

Richard Wagner Birthday Concert

Wagner kitsch, Bayreuth, 2015 To a thoroughly charming concert yesterday afternoon, at beautiful St. Mark's on O'Farrell in San Francisco, celebrating the 204th birthday of the infamous composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner. There was no orchestra, just the two fine pianists William Wellborn and Steven Bailey. Show More Summary

Wagner's great-granddaughter abandons festival dream

Nike Wagner, great-granddaughter of legendary German opera composer Richard Wagner, on Tuesday said she had given up hope of ever directing the annual Bayreuth festival dedicated to his works. "Even dreams must one day come to an end," Nike told the Rheinische Post newspaper. Show More Summary

Best cast Parsifal of the century (so far)?

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Munich, June 2018: Richard Wagner 1813 — 1883 PARSIFAL Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel in drei Aufzügen • 1882 Libretto vom Komponisten Musikalische Leitung Kirill Petrenko Inszenierung Pierre Audi Bühne Georg Baselitz Kostüme Florence von Gerkan...Show More Summary

A rare call for Katharina Wagner

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The mistress of Bayreuth has been booked to direct Tannhäuser at the Leipzig Opera next season. She does not get many guest requests.   For its 325th anniversary year, Leipzig Opera wants a Wagner on board. The city is where Richard Wagner was born.    

A gay museum celebrates Siegfried Wagner

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

One of the less discreditable secrets guarded at Bayreuth is that Richard Wagner’s son was, behind the facade of marriage, primarily homosexual. Now, Berlin’s gay museum has begun research on an exhibition to celebrate his complicated life. Don’t expect Katharina Wagner to attend. Details here.

A whirlwind life

The dust cover features one of the best-known caricatures of Richard Wagner, his enormous head in this version opened like… See the full story of A whirlwind life on The Spectator.

The election of Trump and the stock market: further and more specific results

There is a new NBER paper on this topic by Alexander Wagner, Richard J. Zeckhauser, and Alexandre Ziegler, here is the abstract: The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America on 11/8/2016 came as a surprise. Show More Summary

Beauty without the drama? Kaufmann sings Wagner at the Barbican

10 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jonas Kaufmann - © Julian Hargreaves / Sony Classical Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde prelude, Wesendonck Lieder, Die Walkure Act One; Jonas Kaufmann, Karita Mattila, Eric Halfvarson, London Symphony Orchestra, Antonio Pappano; Barbican...Show More Summary

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