Peter Bassett anticipates Victorian Opera’s new production of Parsifal in February 2019.
Author Archive | Wagner Society Qld
Graham Bruce reviews the Royal Opera’s recent revival of Keith Warner’s production of Der Ring des Nibelungen.
A rare chance to see Simone Young and a Richard Strauss opera: Lisa Gasteen National Opera School’s Ariadne auf Naxos
Peter Bassett’s essay ‘Contemplating the Meistersinger’ has been published in Limelight (November 2018), and is also presented here for your interest.
The 2018 Verdi Festival in Parma. Review by Graham Bruce, October 2018. Italy’s Verdi Festival which takes place in the composer’s homeland of Parma and Busseto, again this year made clear why it offers something different from the familiar run of Verdi productions:
San Francisco Ring Cycle, June 2018; Review by Sheena Burnell
Bayreuth will digitise the Richard Wagner Archive and make it available to all.
Colin Mackerras concludes that Wagner’s story and conception makes more sense and is more emotionally satisfying than Kasper Holten’s.
The San Francisco Opera website features two articles that Peter Bassett has contributed to its June 2018 presentation of three Ring Cycles.
Heath Lees will present pre-opera talks before each performance of Opera Australia’s Die Meistersinger in Melbourne this November.
The Met will present three cycles of The Ring in 2019.