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  1. Smart Travel: BayreuthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Mydigitalfc.com

    Understandably, Bayreuth, which draws 60,000 opera devotees to its annual Wagner Festival, is underplaying it this time. But still the opening night is a resounding success: music has its own agenda, eh? What to see: Richard Wagner Museum: In the early 1870s King Ludwig II, Wagner's most devoted fan, gave the great composer the cash to build Haus Wahnfried, a mini-mansion on the northern edge of the Hofgarten.

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  2. Today in History for July 26, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... On this date: In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera "Parsifal" premiered in Bayreuth, Germany. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of ...

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  3. UPDATE 1-Security concerns fail to quell cheers at German Wagner festRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Reuters

    Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual festival dedicated to the composer in Bayreuth on Monday. A police roadblock at the bottom of the drive leading up the "Green Hill" to Wagner's specially built 19th-century opera house forced people in formal evening wear to walk in the muggy summer air.

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  4. Wagner festival given rapturous reception on opening nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Korea Herald

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, got off to a rapturous start on Monday with a brand new production of the composer's last opera, "Parsifal," enthusiastically received by the first-night audience. While this year's month-long proceedings have been overshadowed by a series of deadly attacks in the country, the performers were tumultuously applauded at the end of the six-hour performance.

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  5. Today in HistoryRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... On this date: In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera "Parsifal" premiered in Bayreuth, Germany. In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered creation of a force of ...

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  6. Security concerns fail to quell cheers at German Wagner festRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | Reuters

    Security concerns after killings in Germany, coupled with Islamic elements in a new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal", created a nervous opening for the annual Wagner festival in Bayreuth on Monday. A police roadblock at the bottom of the drive leading up the "Green Hill" to Wagner's specially built 19th-century opera house forced people in formal evening wear to walk in the muggy summer air.

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  7. Wagner festival opens after attacks put Germany on edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | Yahoo!

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, opened Monday with extremely tight security in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in the country. "We have to send a message" that fear will not stop the festival, film actor Michaela May told the DPA news agency at the event.

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  8. Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Korea Herald

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. The curtain goes up just days after an 18-year-old German-Iranian went on a shooting rampage in Munich killing nine people before shooting himself.

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  9. Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera festRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | The China Post

    Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event. The curtain goes up just days after an 18-year-old German-Iranian went on a shooting rampage in Munich killing nine people before shooting himself.

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  10. Twelve Singers Selected for the Final Round of Pl cido Domingo's Operalia Competition in GuadalajaraRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Opera News

    ... third prizes; two $15,000 Birgit Nilsson prizes to singers who perform repertoire by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner; two $10,000 Zarzuela prizes in honor of PlA cido Domingo's parents, Pepita Embil and Don PlA cido Domingo Ferrer; two audience ...

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  11. Twenty-Eight Singers Reach Semi-Finals Round of Pl cido Domingo's Operalia Competition in GuadalajaraRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Opera News

    ... third prizes; two $15,000 Birgit Nilsson prizes to singers who perform repertoire by Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner; two $10,000 Zarzuela prizes in honor of PlA cido Domingo's parents, Pepita Embil and Don PlA cido Domingo Ferrer; two audience ...

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  12. Carmina Burana and River Symphony by the National Capital Orchestra at Llewellyn HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | The Age

    ... 100 Voice listener survey). The concert, conducted by Leonard Weiss, will open with the Prelude to Act III of Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin before leaving Germany temporarily for Australia with the first Canberra performance of River Symphony . ...

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  13. Minnie: Puccini's Girl of the Golden WestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | WhirledView

    ... But if you think of the period in which this opera was written and that Puccini was influenced by both Richard Wagner, Debussy and his contemporary Richard Strauss, Puccini composed The Girl of the Golden West during a time of tremendous artistic ...

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  14. Second City And The Lyric Opera Are Teaming Up Again For 'Longer! Louder! Wagner!'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Chicagoist

    ... satirical take on opera and comedy, this musical comedy explores the specific: prolific German opera composer Richard Wagner and his work. Second City comedians and Lyric singers will put on a six-performance run in October. Tickets are on sale now ...

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  15. Lyric Opera of Chicago & The Second City to Partner for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! This FallRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City have announced an all new collaboration with the fall premiere of Longer! Louder! Wagner!, an all new and hilarious comedy inspired by Ring composer Richard Wagner . Why Wagner, and why now? Because Lyric is launching its brand-new Ring cycle - the mind-blowing four-opera saga created by Richard Wagner over the course of 26+ years.

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  16. Prufrock: Philip K. Dick's 'Divine Madness', Mencken at the Conventions, and Drinking in ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | The Weekly Standard

    ... was a spiritual force which had unlocked his consciousness, granting him access to esoteric knowledge." "Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, which he began in 1848 and on which he worked over the next two decades, is a ...

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  17. Gerald Carpenter: Concerto Competitions to Yield First Harvest of WinnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Noozhawk

    ... Case Scaglione , at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 9, at The Granada . The concert opens with the "Prelude" to Richard Wagner 's opera Die Meistersinger von Nrnberg (1845-67). Then Peng (a student of Karen Dreyfus and Samuel Rhodes , both of the ...

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  18. Replacement conductor found for legendary Wagner festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | The Nation

    The Bayreuth Festival, the legendary summer music festival dedicated exclusively to the works of Richard Wagner, said it had found a replacement conductor for a new production of "Parsifal" just three weeks before it is scheduled to open. Festival organisers said in a statement late Tuesday that east German-born conductor Hartmut Haenchen would take over from Latvian shooting star Andris Nelsons, who withdrew unexpectedly a week ago due to unspecified "differences".

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  19. Flowers of Evil and the Macabre Literary Imagination of SymbolismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | Hyperallergic

    ... the knight Tristan with the Irish princess Isolde, leading to doom. Aubrey Beardsley's "Isolde" references Richard Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde, an opera based on the medieval legend, which premiered in 1865. Beardsley claimed he "would do ...

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  20. Israeli Opera Bizet: The Pearl Fishers, Tel Aviv Opera House, June 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Jerusalem Post

    ... recurrent use of the first aria's melody throughout, until the opera's very end, was reminiscent of Richard Wagner. The cast was mostly first-rate. As Zurga, Nikola Mijailovic's dark-timbered baritone was authoritative and appealingly resounding. In ...

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