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.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
This week's cartoon gives you the whole Ring in an extremely non-Wagnerian length -- two-and-a-half minutes.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
By Brian Wise
Pope Francis, long reputed to be an opera lover, has opened up about his tastes in classical music, which turn out to be remarkably voracious and specific.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
On Sunday, a new opera company will make its début in Boston: Odyssey Opera, founded by conductor Gil Rose. Their first offering is ambitious, writes Marion Rosenberg.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
While the big-ticket, big-cast productions on the autumn opera calendar can speak for themselves, Fred Plotkin calls attention to some works in between that are of particular interest.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
To close the week of all-things Wagner, WQXR brings you the most definitive Wagner interpreters. From 8 am to 7 pm, we offer 12 Wagnerian conductors and performers from various recordings.
Friday, July 26, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
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.
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.