KDAQ Repairs:

Richard Wagner

11:00am

Sun December 14, 2014
Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera: Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

James Morris as Hans Sachs
Ken Howard Metropolitan Opera

** Airs Saturday, December 13 at 11 a.m. ** The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Richard Wagner’s comedy about romance and music-making in 16th-century Germany, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine. German baritone Michael Volle stars as the mastersinger and cobbler Hans Sachs, with South African heldentenor Johan Botha as the knight Walther von Stolzing and German soprano Annette Dasch as Eva.

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12:00pm

Sat November 29, 2014
Bayreuth Festival

Bayreuth Festival Opera: Tannhauser

Airs Saturday, November 29 at 12 noon. The myth goes on: the world’s most renowned, and unique, opera festival, performing the ten operas the “master” deemed fit for his festival theater in the acoustics that have never been replicated: the Richard Wagner Festival never ceases to fascinate!  This time, it’s the performance of Tannhäuser from opening day that occupies our stage, with a surprise in the pit: Axel Kober, a conductor who grew up in Bayreuth, gave his premiere in Wagner’s Festspielhaus.

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12:00pm

Sat September 20, 2014
San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera: Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

Greer Grimsley as The Dutchman and Lise Lindstrom as Senta
San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 20 at 12 noon This week on the San Francisco Opera we'll heard Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman with Lise Lindstrom as Senta, Erin Johnson as Mary, Ian Storey as Erik, A.J. Glueckert as The Steersman, Kristinn Sigmundsson as Daland and Greer Grimsley as The Dutchman. Patrick Summers lead the San Francisco Opera orchestra and chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.

12:00pm

Thu November 14, 2013
Bayreuth Opera

Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre

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.

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12:00pm

Sat November 9, 2013
Bayreuth Opera

Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold

Airs Saturday, November 9 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.  The 2013 rendition by stage director Frank Castorf and conductor Kyrill Petrenko can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own exhortation to "create something new."

We open with Das Rheingold with baritone Wolfgang Koch as Woton; contralto Claudia Mahnke as Fricka; soprano Elisabet Strid as Freia; baritone Martin Winkler as Alberich; tenor Norbert Ernst as Loge; tenor Lothar Odinius as Froh; and bass Günther Groissböck as Fasolt.

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