Bayreuth Festival http://redriverradio.org en Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-die-walk-re <p>Airs Saturday, November 16 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36143 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-das-rheingold <p><strong>Airs Saturday, November 9 at 12 noon. </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Wagner's&nbsp;Der Ring des Nibelungen&nbsp;is t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. &nbsp;Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The complete "Ring" premiered at the first </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. &nbsp;The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank </span>Castorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and conductor </span>Kyrill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Petrenko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new."</span></p><p>We open with Das&nbsp;Rheingold with baritone&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wolfgang Koch as Woton; contralto&nbsp;Claudia Mahnke as&nbsp;Fricka; soprano&nbsp;Elisabet Strid as&nbsp;Freia; baritone&nbsp;Martin Winkler as&nbsp;Alberich; tenor&nbsp;Norbert Ernst as&nbsp;Loge; tenor&nbsp;Lothar Odinius as&nbsp;Froh; and bass&nbsp;Günther Groissböck as&nbsp;Fasolt.</span></p><p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 35465 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold The Bayreuth Festival 2012 presents Wagner's Flying Dutchman http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-festival-2012-presents-wagners-flying-dutchman <p><strong>Air Saturday, December 1 at 12:00 noon &nbsp;</strong>The ultimate blend of action, music, scene and dramatic expression was Richard Wagner's goal in his "total work of art." Deutsche Welle brings you another performance from the Festspielhaus, which Wagner designed explicitly for his music dramas. This year the festival, still in the hands of Wagner's descendents, currently led by his great-granddaughters Eva Wagner-Pasquier and Katharina Wagner, begins with a new production of Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) as staged by Jan Philipp Gloger and conducted by Christian Thielemann. &nbsp;Deutsche Welle's Rick Fulker is there, introducing you to the production team and soloists and looking forward to sharing the Wagner fun with those who can't make it to the festival. With the demand for tickets exceeding the supply by a factor of ten, they are not lacking in numbers and have responded warmly to the radio transmissions, which convey the sense of event.</p><p> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Rick Fulker 20366 at http://redriverradio.org The Bayreuth Festival 2012 presents Wagner's Flying Dutchman