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Richard Wagner: a birthday playlist

It's Richard's birthday, and time for all good Gods, heroes and opera lovers to wake up and celebrate! 

Robert Lepage's Ring at the Met

An appraisal of Robert Lepage's controversial production of the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera, in its revival in 2013.
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LeipzigDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Ulf Schirmer; Rosamund Gilmore; Oper Leipzig; Carl-Friedrich Oberle; Nicola Reichert; Gal James; Wallis Giunta

MadridWagner

Wagner: Siegfried
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid; Pedro Halffter

LeipzigDie Walküre

Wagner: Die Walküre
Ulf Schirmer; Rosamund Gilmore; Oper Leipzig; Carl-Friedrich Oberle; Nicola Reichert; Burkhard Fritz; Runi Brattaberg
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BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

A thrilling finale to the 2017 Cardiff Singer of the World

Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

Clad in sulphurous yellow with beaded jet shoulder pads she looked well able to vanquish Lohengrin in single combat with the swish of her cloak.
****1
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A Flesh & Blood Tristan at Longborough

A passionate revival of Longborough's 2015 production with outstanding performances from the principals.  
****1
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