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Tristan Und Isolde

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David Lang's "love fail"

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Using ancient and modern texts, excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and other sources, Lang retells a universal love story, both found and unfulfilled.

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New Sounds

David Lang's "love fail"

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and one of the three founders of Bang on a Can, David Lang, along with the women of vocal quartet Anonymous 4 join us to preview the work Lang had just written for the group, “love fail.” Like his “Little Match Girl Passion,” the work centers on the sound of four voices and percussion.  But in the piece, “love fail,” these components are the centerpiece of a multi-media extravaganza, including sound design, lighting design, projections and video, along with clothing and sets.

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Saturday at the Opera

Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Today at 1 pm, Houston Grand Opera presents Wagner’s classic with Ben Heppner and Nina Stemme in the starring roles.

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Features

Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

Friday, October 04, 2013

Tonight at 9 pm, tune in for a special broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Wagner and his contemporary Verdi.

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Operavore

In the Footsteps of Richard Wagner: Zürich (Part II)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wagner's relationship with Otto Wesendonck, his most important financial backer, and the young and beautiful Mathilde Wesendonck, who became his most important muse, made for real drama, writes Fred Plotkin.

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Operavore

New Wagner Books Offer Mysteries, Eroticism and Worship

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Those inclined to hyperbole claim that only Jesus, Napoléon and Adolf Hitler have caused more ink (and pixels) to be spilled than Richard Wagner.

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WQXR Features

Wagner Week: The Composer's Innovations

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For the second day of Wagner Week, we turn our focus to Wagner's innovations -- dramatic, musical, structural and otherwise.

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WQXR Features

Clash of the Titans: An Exploration of Verdi & Wagner

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tonight at 8 pm, tune in for a special re-broadcast of this one-hour program exploring the differences between this year's big anniversary composers: Verdi and his contemporary Wagner.

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Operavore

Top Five Most Potent Love Spells in Opera

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we searched the opera repertoire for the five most potent love potions and spells (at least in terms of their influence on plot development).

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New Sounds

David Lang's "love fail"

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Pulitzer-Prize winning composer and one of the three founders of Bang on a Can, David Lang, along with the women of vocal quartet Anonymous 4 join us to preview the work Lang has just written for the group, “love fail.” Like his “Little Match Girl Passion,” the new work centers on the sound of four voices and percussion.  But in the piece, “love fail,” these components are the centerpiece of a multi-media extravaganza, including sound design, lighting design, projections and video, along with clothing and sets.  

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Music

The Tristan Mysteries

Saturday, April 28, 2007

WNYC presents The Tristan Mysteries, a week long in-depth examination of one of Richard Wagner's most brilliant and enigmatic operas. Highlights include interviews with playwright Terrance McNally; anthropologist Helen Fisher; adult film actress/"Vivid Girl" (and Wagner fanatic) Savanna Samson; choreographer Mark Morris; and acclaimed video artist Bill Viola.

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The Tristan Mysteries: Web Exclusives

Monday, April 16, 2007

You don't have to be a hard-core afficianado to have a little fun with Wagner: explore The Tristan Project, browse our Tristan Timeline and even download a Tristan Chord ringtone!

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