Claudia Mahnke http://redriverradio.org en Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-g-tterd-mmerung <div><strong>Airs Saturday, November 30 at 12 noon. </strong>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&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">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 </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1876.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since then, only his own works have been performed there. 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. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">exhortation to "create something new."</span></div><div>&nbsp;<br />This week, the final heroic drama this operatic cycle with Götterdämmerung starring Lance Ryan as Siegfried with sopraono Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde, soprano Claudia Mahnke as&nbsp;Waltraute<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, baritone Alexander </span>Marco-Buhrmester<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Gunther<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and soprano Allison Oakes as </span>Gutrune<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This production also features baritone Andrew Shore as </span>Alberich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, bass Attila Jun as&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hagen with </span>Mirella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hagen as </span>Woglinde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Julia </span>Rutigliano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Wellgunde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36418 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung 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