Richard Wagner

Think You've Read Every Blog Post There Is on Buying Box Sets? Here's Another ...

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

In the age of instant streaming and catch-up TV, who on earth bothers with box sets anymore? Clunky, brick-like things destined to take up far too much room on your sagging shelves. Er, well, the answer seems to be - a lot of people.

Nazi-Themed Wagner Opera Cancelled After Holocaust Scenes Leave Audience Seeking Medical Help

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A modern version of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser has been cancelled after members of the opening night audience were left so distressed they had to s...

Opera For Beginners

Kate McAuley | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kate McAuley

Opera is not just for fuddy-duddies, elitists and snobs. Fact.

Spencer Tunick's At It Again... 1,000 Bare Bottoms Open Munich's Opera Festival (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

More than 1,000 naked men and women have taken part in a Spencer Tunick exhibition to mark the start of the 2012 Munich Opera Festival. Painted re...

Russian Baritone Pulls Out Of Opera Festival, Over Nazi Tattoos (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

A Russian baritone who was due to sing the lead role in Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the annual Bayreuth opera festival in Germany has with...

Wagner in Tel Aviv - The Unofficial Boycott Should Be Undone

Carl Packman | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

Like with so many artists with foul beliefs, I feel it justified to be allowed to enjoy their art, in spite of them. Art, after all, is something merely facilitated by the artist; your subjective evaluation and judgement is not only important to that art, but vital for its existence.

Il prigioniero/Philharmonia; Wagner's Dream/BBCSO; Sarah-Jane Brandon/Classical Opera Company- review

Paul Hewitt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

A week of opera: The Philharmonia presented an interesting programme of Beethoven followed by Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero at the Royal Festival Hal...