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Fulham Opera tackles Wagner's Ring
By Mark Valencia · 9 Feb 2014 · London

A small London company scales opera's highest mountain

Tristan und Isolde Act 2 (LSO/Harding)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 29 Nov 2013 · London
I'm always in two minds regarding performances of bleeding chunks or even isolated acts of Wagner masterpieces. It's hard to envisage a magical night of love when seated in the sterile ...
The Mariinsky 'Ring' cycle in Birmingham
By Mark Valencia · 14 Nov 2013 · Central
Das Rheingold (from The Mariinsky Ring) Remember, remember the fifth of November. That's the date a year from now when the nation's Wagner enthusiasts will ...
Acclaimed French opera director Patrice Chéreau dies
By Mark Valencia · 8 Oct 2013 · London

The man who brought Valhalla to the masses and Intimacy to the big screen succumbs to cancer at 68

Parsifal (BBC Proms)
By Keith McDonnell · 27 Aug 2013 · London
The Proms' mammoth celebration of Wagner's bicentenary concluded with a performance of his final opera, Parsifal, on Sunday night. Alas, it was not the fitting climax it should have ...
Tannhäuser (BBC Proms)
By Simon Thomas · 5 Aug 2013 · London
After last week's storming Barenboim Ring, it was something of a shock to be cast back to Wagner's early days with Tannhäuser, although Donald Runnicles' often refined ...
Götterdämmerung (BBC Proms)
By Keith McDonnell · 31 Jul 2013 · London
Valhalla went up in flames, the river Rhine burst its banks, the Ring was returned to the Rhinemaidens and world order was restored. Although the final instalment of the Berlin Ring was semi-...
Siegfried (BBC Proms)
By Simon Thomas · 29 Jul 2013 · London
For some people, Siegfried is the weakest or least attractive part of The Ring and it's difficult to know why. Certainly, there are troublesome aspects, such as the unsavoury ...
Tristan und Isolde (BBC Proms)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 29 Jul 2013 · London
Wagner fans are spoilt for choice at this year's BBC Proms, with seven of his full-length operas on offer. While the hard-working Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra took a ...
Die Walkure (BBC Proms)
By WhatsOnStage Reviewer · 24 Jul 2013 · London
The dear old Royal Albert Hall is unlikely to be anyone's favourite venue for a five-hour opera at the height of a heatwave suffering, as it does, from extraordinarily inconsistent acoustics ...

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