Norman Bailey 1933-2021 We are saddened to report the death of Norman Bailey, a great Wotan and Hans Sachs as well as many other roles in Wagner and beyond. Below is a link to the Arts Desk's obituary. I saw him as Wotan in ENO's Ring Cycle in Glasgow and in Scottish Opera's Die Meistersinger… Continue reading Norman Bailey 1933-2021
A Survey of motives which appear in more than one of Wagner's works Wagner’s metamotives Riichard Wagner used a number of motives, or musical ideas, in more than one work. In the early, pre-'Ring' works, they are used as simple melodic ideas, but in the later works they are often developed and used in… Continue reading Wagner and ‘Metamotives’
Die Meistersinger von Bayreuth A Survey of famous Singers who have trodden the boards on the Green Hill. The talk will be given on Zoom by our president, Derek Blyth. Please use the contact form below to receive an invitation.