Unflagging Energy  in Bayreuth’s Rat-Infested Lohengrin

08/08/2015

Bayreuth Festival 2015 [4] Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 4.8.2015. (JPr)

Photo credit Enrico Nawrath Lohengrin final scene of Act II

Photo credit Enrico Nawrath Lohengrin final scene of Act II

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Der fliegende Holländer becomes Parable of Today’s Consumerist World

08/08/2015

  Bayreuth Festival 2015 [3] Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. / Axel Kober (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 3.8.2015. (JPr)

Der fliegende Holländer becomes Parable of Today's Consumerist World

Der fliegende Holländer becomes Parable of Today’s Consumerist World

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Compelling Staging In Musically Outstanding Tristan und Isolde

06/08/2015

  Bayreuth Festival 2015 [2] Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor),  Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 2.8.2015. (JPr)

Photo c Enrico Nawrath - Tristan und Isolde Act I

Photo c Enrico Nawrath – Tristan und Isolde Act I

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Making Parsifal Accessible to the Younger Generation

06/08/2015

  Bayreuth Festival 2015[1] Richard Wagner für Kinder – Parsifal: Soloists and Musicians of the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) / Boris Schäfer. (conducor), Probebühne IV, Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 2.8.2013. (JPr)

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Photo c Jörg Schulze – the Flowermaidens in Richard Wagner für Kinder – Parsifal

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