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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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Cape TownDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Tim Murray; Matthew Wild; Cape Town Opera; Michael Mitchell; Jaco Venter; Johanni van Oostrum

StockholmParsifal - Act III

Wagner: Parsifal
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Opera; Royal Swedish Opera Chorus; Soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre

StockholmDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Valery Gergiev; Mariinsky Opera; Soloists from the Mariinsky Theatre; Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra
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Vibrant performances from the Bergen Philharmonic

Conducted by Edward Gardner, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra brought a fresh approach to Elgar's First Symphony.
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Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

As clearly visible on all photos, the Sydney Opera House has two “sails”, interconnected major sections. One of them houses concerts, the other operas. Opera performances, however, are not exclusively taking place in the Opera Theatre.
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Memorable and epic Die Walküre at EIF

A sensational Die Walküre from Sir Andrew Davis and the RSNO at the Edinburgh Festival that will be talked about for years.
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The Metropolitan Opera, the Berliner Philharmoniker and a growing band of others are making great performances available at the click of a mouse, many of them in superb HD video. Try them out – you'll be amazed.