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
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?
A Couple of Interesting Items The Barbirolli Society has just released a new CD of Tristan und Isolde Act 2 from the 1954 Proms. They would be very happy to offer members of The Wagner Society copies of this CD at £9 (UK postage £1.20 for 1 or 2 CDs, then an additional 60p… Continue reading June2020news