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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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ParisKarol Mossakowski

Bach, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Rachmaninov, Liszt, Chopin
Karol Mossakowski, Organ

BerlinDer fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Donald Runnicles; Christian Spuck; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Ido Arad; Rufus Didwiszus; Emma Ryott; Josef Wagner

SingaporeThe Ring – An Orchestral Adventure

Saint-Saëns, Wagner
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Kristjan Järvi; Jean-Yves Thibaudet
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Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

What distinguishes Noseda's Tristan most of all is especial balance in the orchestra and a transparency of sound that reveals the inner-workings of the music.
****1
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A native son returns triumphant to Prague

Conductor Tomáš Netopil combines the best of two worlds at the Dvořákʼs Prague festival.
****1
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Prom 67: Inspired Mendelssohn from the Freiburger Barockorchester

In an all-Mendelssohn programme, Pablo Heras-Casado led the orchestra in detailed and original interpretations, with a strong performance from soloist Isabelle Faust.
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