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

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?