Richard Wagner 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 Pittsburgh Symphony http://redriverradio.org/post/pittsburgh-symphony <P><STRONG>Airs Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.</STRONG> This week Nikolaj Znaider takes the podium and is joined by pianist Emanual Ax for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22&nbsp; with Encores of Claude Debussy’s “Pagodes” from Estampes&nbsp; and Franz Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat, Op. 142, No. 2. The concert will also feature Richard Wagner’s “Prelude und Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.</P> <P> Mon, 27 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 27968 at http://redriverradio.org Pittsburgh Symphony