Thursday Mar 13
The Japan Times
Ueno Park to welcome springtime with a song
The cherry trees of Ueno Park are inspirational in full bloom. Come early spring and Tokyoites head to the area early to snag spots beneath the pink blossoms, which inspire romance, revelry and perhaps more than a few visionary ideas.
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Thursday Mar 13
The Drinks Business
Wine and Opera part 4: To beer
In the 19th century nationalism and, for those people's ruled over by a foreign power, self-determination were strident themes in many works.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
Revolutionary opera director Gerard Mortier dies
In this Sept. 1, 2008 file photo, Belgian Gerard Mortier addresses journalists prior to a meeting of the Richard Wagner Foundation council in Bayreuth, Germany.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
arts, culture & judaica | Performing Wagner: How Jewish colleagues reconciled his anti-Semitism
Art challenges us with all manner of serrated edges, not least the paradox that beautiful and beloved works can be produced by loathsome - or at least deeply flawed - people.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
More - Into The Music
Virginia Woolf's musical expertise has been dismissed over the years. Both her nephew Quentin Bell, and her husband, Leonard Woolf claimed she had no technical knowledge.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Treasure troves burst at the seams
THE Moon has taken one for the team. On September 11 last year an asteroid the weight of a car slammed into its surface.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Man finds trove of gold, silver worth A 800,000
A metal detector-wielding amateur archaeologist may have discovered the legendary hoard that inspired one of Richard Wagner's most epic works of opera.
KEYC Television, Mankato, MN
Bayreuth co-head Wagner-Pasquier asks to step down
BERLIN - Eva Wagner-Pasquier has asked to step down as the co-head of the Bayreuth Festival next year.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
British Viking Group Predicts End of The World
A group of British Viking enthusiasts is predicting that the Viking apocalypse, Ragnarok, will take place tomorrow-Saturday, Feb. 22-the Daily Mail reports .
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
Guest Column: Dialogue is inadequate against Israeli oppresion
In 2001, conductor Daniel Barenboim violated a long-standing taboo in Israeli society by leading selections from notoriously anti-Semitic composer Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde" before a Jerusalem festival audience.
Shevchenko Prize Committee names 2014 winners
GERMAN CULTURE PROJECT DEDICATED TO THE 200th BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF RICHARD WAGNER.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
German archaeological find prompts talk of Nibelung treasure
A hobby archaeologist with a metal detector has discovered a trove of gold and silver in a German forest dating back to late Roman times, fuelling speculation it could be the legendary Nibelung treasure that inspired Richard Wagner's opera cycle.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Irrelevant Crap: At what point does a work of art become "tainted" by the infamy of its artist?
Right at this second, there is probably at least one couple somewhere on this planet where the bride is walking down the aisle to the Bridal Chorus .