Herheim in Salzburg: Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg

Stefan Herheim’s Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg in Salzburg will transfer to the Met. Will audiences collapse in hysteria?

Prom 57: Wagner — Parsifal

Prom 57’s Parsifal (Mark Elder, the HallÈ) brought us John Tomlinson, perhaps the greatest Wagnerian bass of our time.

Lohengrin, Welsh National Opera

Wagner’s Lohengrin is not an unfamiliar visitor to the UK thanks, in the main, to Elijah Moshinsky’s perennial production at Covent Garden.

Wagner Parsifal at the Met

This prioduction of Wagner’s Parsifal, directed by FranÁois Girard, premiered in Lyons last year. The Met, being a far wealthier house, was able to assemble a truly spectacular cast: Jonas…

Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg, Royal Opera House

Perhaps it’s no accident that Graham Vick’s Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg returns to the Royal Opera House for the Christmas season. Red, green, gold, sumptuous colours that warm a long,…

Der fliegende Holl‰nder, Royal Opera

Wagner’s Flying Dutchman returns to the Royal Opera House, London.

Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg, Glyndebourne

Glorious sunshine for Glyndebourne Opera’s Die Meistersinger von N¸rnberg on the eve of Richard Wagner’s birthday.

Florian Boesch, Wigmore Hall

Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau gave the finest recital so far in the Wigmore Hall’s decade by decade series of German Song.

Rienzi on DVD

Wagner and Verdi were born within 6 months of each other. Rienzi, der letzte der Tribunen comes from 1840, and could in some ways be Wagner’s Simon Boccanegra.

Wagner Tannh‰user: Royal Opera House, London

The Royal Opera House itself is the star of this new production of Richard Wagner Tannh‰user. An intriguing twist on an opera that pits orgiastic excess against purity, pleasure against…