In Cypher's she belonged--in the bacon smoke, the cabbage perfume, the grand, Wagnerian
chorus of hurled ironstone china and rattling casters.
The argument unfolds in three parts: the first presents different attempts at "the Quest" before Wagner, and the second and third deal with the Wagnerian
Gesamtkunstwerk in theory and in practice--which shows, again, who plays the principal role in the adventure.
San Francisco Opera's Der Ring des Nibelungen was justified by the great Wagnerian
conductor Donald Runnicles, and by the splendid sounds he evoked from the orchestra.
Soprano soloist Alison Roddy brought a decidedly Wagnerian
approach to the indeed Wagnerian
settings of these valedictory poems, facial and body language as rapt as in any Brunnhilde narration, vocal tones beautifully even and creamily phrased.
Her rapid rise to international stardom; the transformation from hefty Wagnerian
soprano to glamorous and svelte diva; her relationship with Aristotle Onassis; her ill-advised comeback and finally her lonely death in Paris in 1977 are recalled by Bruna Lupoli, her maid for 18 years in a reminiscence in word and song.
He was the finest singer ever to come from Liverpool and was internationally acclaimed as one of best Wagnerian
tenors of his era.
Opera North and the audience have every reason to be grateful to Swedish Heldentenor Lars Cleveman, a highly experienced Wagnerian
, who took the part of Siegfried at short notice.
Martin Geek, who has previously published long biographies of Bach and Schumann as well as a short synoptic one of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, explores Wagner's achievements but without the rhapsodic tone of the besotted Wagnerian
or the prosecutorial affect that suffuses the works of so many of Wagner's more critical fans.
"From the so-called rationalist's point of view, with the risks attendant thereof, Nietzsche backed the wrong side in civilization's death-struggle between the voice of reason, strong in its persistence though prosaic in its form, and the sopranos and tenors of Wagnerian
passion that prepared the masses for the dictator's voice on the radio."
Some themes addressed include the Freudian implications of money, the plight of the artist, and allusions to Wagnerian
opera, Victorian literature, and Greek philosophy in the work of Gaddis.
But he also reads and interprets for us a great swath of Wagner's prose writings, demystifying the theories and finding sensible positions among the Wagnerian
Macbeth, Opera North, Theatre Royal FOR an opera by Verdi, this Opera North production has a curiously (and not inappropriate) Wagnerian
feel, perhaps because both Macbeth (Bela Perencz) and Lady Macbeth (Kelly Cae Hogan) are known for Wagnerian