Dr Peter Bassett introduces Brisbane’s upcoming performances of Der Ring des Nibelungen and Tristan und Isolde, as well as Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida
Colin Mackerras reviews a Parsifal performance in China.
Nina Stemme All-Wagner Gala, Hobart, November 2nd 2019 Acclaimed Wagnerian soprano Nina Stemme had a triumphant return to Hobart on November 2nd 2019 to sing an all-Wagner program at a packed Federation Concert Hall. She was magnificently accompanied by renowned bass-baritone John Lundgren and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (augmented by players from the Australian National […]
Peter Bassett discusses contemporaries Wagner, Schumann and the writing of ‘Tristan’.
Siegfried’s role at the centre of the drama as envisaged by Wagner in 1848 had certainly changed by the time Der Ring des Nibelungen premiered in Bayreuth in August 1876.
Colin Mackerras, Sheena Burnell and Stephen Emmerson present their observations of Victorian Opera’s February 2019 production of Parsifal.
Read the fascinating story of Norma Gadsden.