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Composer: Lortzing, Albert (1801-1851)

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Year of birth1801
Year of death1851
NationalityUnknown
PeriodRomantic
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Albert Lortzing's Der Wildschütz returns to the Volksoper

©  Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper Wien
Under the headline “Why Lortzing?”, the evening’s programme lists 20 reasons by Lortzing biographer Jürgen Lodemann why this composer should not be forgotten, including the fact that Lortzing’s operas were the most-performed in Germany for about 150 years.
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Klaus Florian Vogt impresses in Wagner at the Deutsche Oper

©  Alex Lipp
In recent years the German tenor Klaus Florian Vogt has gained fame for his lyrical portrayals of Wagnerian characters like Lohengrin, Parsifal, and Walther von Stolzing in Die Meisteresinger von Nürnberg.

The Cross in the Mountains: Choral Music in the Age of Wagner's Ring Cycle

To add insight and context to their performances of Das Rheingold, Opera North have been staging a number of events exploring Wagner, his music and the production of his operas. On Saturday evening their Howard Assembly Room played host to The Cross in the Mountains, an evening of German choral music composed in the age of the Ring Cycle.