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2011-05-30 09:00:00

BERLIN, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Wagner Series During the 2011-12 Season Marek Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will be continuing the ten-part Wagner cycle series with "Lohengrin" on November 12, 2011, "Tristan und Isolde" on March 27 and "Tannhauser" on May 5, 2012. The concert performances, to be held at the Philharmonie Berlin, are to feature top-notch Wagnerian singers such as Nina Stemme (Isolde and Elisabeth), Christopher Ventris...

2008-11-03 15:00:13

More than a century ago, composer Richard Wagner conceived his epic four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen as a festival event that completely engaged the city of Bayreuth, Germany. In 2010, LA Opera will join forces with more than 50 cultural and educational institutions in Los Angeles to stage Ring Festival LA. "Ring Festival LA will be a defining moment in the cultural history of Los Angeles," said Placido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director. "The presence of so...

2006-08-25 10:42:07

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Filmmaker Atom Egoyan, renowned for award-winning movies that explore the dark sides of human behavior, is taking a turn at helming a grand opera with similar brooding features. Egoyan, 46, the Egyptian-born son of Armenian parents who migrated to Canada, has examined incest, the horrors of war and the mysteries of fate in such deeply psychological films as "Exotica," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Felicia's Journey" and "Ararat." He will revisit some...

2006-08-25 10:39:44

By Julie Mollins TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, renowned for award-winning movies that explore the dark sides of human behavior, is taking a turn at helming a grand opera with similar brooding features. Egoyan, 46, the Egyptian-born son of Armenian parents who migrated to Canada, has examined incest, the horrors of war and the mysteries of fate in such deeply psychological films as "Exotica," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Felicia's Journey" and "Ararat." He will...


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