Winifred Wagner: Wahnfried, Politics and Individualism Monday 24th April 2023 at 19.00 via Zoom The name Winifred Wagner is heavy with negative meaning. Her personal association with Adolf Hitler, the Nazification of the Bayreuth Festival, and the consequent estrangement from her family have condemned the English-born orphan and wife of Richard Wagner’s son, Siegfried, to… Continue reading Winifred Wagner: Wahnfried, Politics and Individualism
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.
Parsifal There can only be one choice of Music Drama for Holy Week - Parsifal. This production is from Bayreuth in 2012 and was, surprise, surprise, very controversial at the time. It has many interesting ideas in it and, though it descends into 'regietheater' at times, it is well sung, played and acted. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXaGWCHsQBA… Continue reading Parsifal for Holy Week 2020