Diary

Longborough Festival Opera, Meetings

From Page to Stage – Directing Tristan und Isolde at Longborough

From Page to Stage - Directing Tristan und Isolde at Longborough Monday 10th May at 19.00 Carmen Jacobi Carmen Jacobi is a very experienced opera director and will, in this lecture, talk about her production of Tristan und Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera. The production was conducted by her husband, Anthony Negus. https://www.carmenjakobi.com/ Our thanks… Continue reading From Page to Stage – Directing Tristan und Isolde at Longborough

Meetings

A Theology of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

A Theology of Wagner’s Ring Cycle Professor Richard H. Bell 12th April 2021 at 19.00 Richard is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham.  Having prepared and taught modules on the theology of Parsifal and on Brünnhilde from Die Walküre, he wrote a two-volume work on the theology of the Ring.… Continue reading A Theology of Wagner’s Ring Cycle

Historical, Meetings

Opus Metaphysicum: an empty phrase?

Opus Metaphysicum: an empty phrase? In ‘Richard Wagner in Bayreuth’, Nietzsche described Tristan und Isolde  as an “opus metaphysicum”. Dr Fend of King’s College, London asks, ‘Do philosophical concepts still offer any context to listen to, and think about Wagner’s operas today? Michael Fend studied Musicology (with Carl Dahlhaus), German Literature and Philosophy at the… Continue reading Opus Metaphysicum: an empty phrase?