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Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner in Paris, 1861 © Wikimedia Commons
Richard Wagner in Paris, 1861
© Wikimedia Commons
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Year of birth1813
Year of death1883
NationalityGermany
PeriodRomantic
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AmsterdamTannhäuserNew production

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Wagner: Tannhäuser
Marc Albrecht; Christof Loy; Dutch National Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Ursula Renzenbrink; Daniel Kirch; Björn Bürger

ViennaParsifal

Wagner: Parsifal
Valery Gergiev; Alvis Hermanis; Vienna State Opera; Kristīne Jurjāne; Thomas Johannes Mayer; Boaz Daniel

BerlinParsifal

Parsifal
Wagner: Parsifal
Donald Runnicles; Philipp Stölzl; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Kathi Maurer; Mathias Hausmann; Markus Marquardt
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Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
There's little to like in Andrea Moses' production, but a fine cast and glorious playing and conducting make for an enthralling performance of Wagner's grand comedy.  
****1
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Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Orchestra and chorus reach great Wagnerian heights in this new production by Christof Loy, a study of an artist in revolt against hypocritical sexual mores.
***11
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Diamond-hard German Romantics from the LPO

Andreas Ottensamer © Lars Borges
Wagner and hard-driven Brahms counter a silky smooth performance of Weber's First Clarinet Concerto.
***11
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