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Wagner online

Wandrer heißt mich die Welt
A historical travel guide to Wagner's wanderings around Europe
Siegfried Wagner 150. „… mindestens ein halber Esel …“
New publication series from the International Siegfried Wagner Society 3, Cologne 2019, Paperback, 21 x 14,8 cm, 200 pages, with many illustrations, ISBN 9783924522735,
The Trouble with Wagner by Michael P. Steinberg
University of Chicago Press, 2018 $37.50 Steinberg offers an account of the Wagner bicentennial Ring for La Scala/Staatsoper Berlin along with a reading of the psychology, philosophy and history embedded in this work. NB link is to British Amazon.
Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of 19th Century Opera
By Gundula Kreuzer University of California Press - $55.98. An examination of the intertwined developments of opera as an art form and the technical machines that have brought it to life.
The Only Way is up - memoirs of Sir Donald McIntyre
Together with The Sir Donald McIntyre Trust, the Wagner Society of New Zealand arranged for the funding and publication of this book, not only as a way of honouring the society’s patron, but also as a way of celebrating its own twenty-fifth birthday.
Songs by Derek Watson, former Chair of the WS Scotland
Four songs composed by Derek Watson, who died last year, are performed on YouTube
Les Voyageurs de l'Or du Rhin. La réception française de la création munichoise du Rheingold
New book by Luc-Henri Roger, foreword by Nicholas Crapanne (in French)
Götterdämmerung in der schönen neuen Welt
A Science fiction novel based on the final part of the Ring Cycle - by Stefan Thiel (in German)
Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own DVD
Documentary film by Thomas Voigt and Wolfgang Wunderlich.
Birgit Nilsson: The Great Live Recordings
39 CD set, with 39 full length operas, two Ring cycles and several concerts
La Nilsson - 79 CD set
Comprises the complete Decca, Phillips and Deutsche Gramophon recordings including 27 operas and two Ring cycles
The Wagner Journal Archive now free online
The prestigious British Wagner Journal is now offering many of its archive editions free to access on line.
Jaap van Zweden conducts Die Walküre Act 1
You Tube film of Van Zweden conducting Act 1 of Die Walküre with the New York Philharmonic in NYC. Featuring Heidi Melton, Simon O'Neill and John Relyea
WS Latvia Tannhauser Flashmob
An inspiring short film of Latvians performing the Pilgrim's chorus in the streets of Riga to highlight their restoration of the opera house, with a cameo appearance by Eva Wagner Pasquier.
Isolde's Dream - the story of Mathilde Wesendonck
Author Judith Cabaud calls on a host of hitherto undiscovered sources to tell the story of Mathilde Wesdendonck, muse and paramour to Richard Wagner.
Égo-dictionnaire de l’opéra par Numa Sadoul
Plus du tiers de ces pages sont consacrées au seul Richard Wagner, objet d’étude privilégié de l’auteur, aussi bien comme metteur en scène que comme analyste.
CD Tristanesque-reflections in jazz
With his CD Tristanesque – reflections in jazz the pianist Helmut Löscher together with Bernd Heitzler (bass) and Harald Rüschenbaum (drum) approach the music of Richard Wagner from the perspective of contemporary jazz.
Le Musee Virtuel Richard Wagner (Richard Wagner Web Museum)
Le premier site 360° consacré à la vie et l\'oeuvre de Richard Wagner
Liebeserklärungen- a new CD of Wagner's Songs
This CD, ‘Richard Wagner’s Declarations of Love’ contains songs and piano pieces Wagner wrote for Matthilde and Cosima. It contains an early version of the Wesendonck Lieder and Four White Songs (not previously available).
WS Munich Stipendiatenkonzert on YouTube
The scholars concert given by the WS Munich on 25 February 2017 exceeded all expectations. In a first for this Wagner Society, you can watch the concert on YouTube.
Royal Opera House Insight Evening Die Meistersinger
You can watch this enlightening discussion with singers, Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano & Director Kasper Holten as they prepare for the new production of Die Meistersinger at ROH
Being Wagner: The Triumph of the Will by Simon Callow
Renowned British Wagnerite actor, fascinated by Wagner's bizarre psychology, has turned his research for the 2013 one man play into a book. Available on Amazon for £14.00
Richard Wagner by Hans Gal
English translation of this seminal work by Gal, an Austrian who fled the Nazis ending up in Edinburgh, where he was one of the founders of the Festival. Available second hand from Amazon in English.
Richard Wagner by Derek Watson
A vivid, witty and remarkably comprehensive biography from 1983 in English by the distinguished former Chairman of the Wagner Society of Scotland. Available from Amazon.
Visions of Valhalla: a poetic tribute to Richard Wagner
Steele Roberts has recently published a book of 57 poems by John Davidson in an illustrated collection entitled Visions of Valhalla: A poetic tribute to Richard Wagner.
Bayreuth Erlebt - Erinnerungen an Wolfgang Wagner
In Erinnerung an Wolfgang Wagner, langjähriger Chef der Bayreuther Festspiele, erscheint im Wagnerjahr bei Solo MUSICA das Doppelalbum “Bayreuth Erlebt”. “Bayreuth Erlebt” wurde im Kulturjahr 1995 im Grand Théâtre der Stadt Luxemburg aufgezeichnet.
The Rinse Cycle - Wagner as you've never seen it before
A link to snippets from Unexpected Opera's glorious, funny, moving and highly innovative Rinse Cycle - performed in London in early 2016.
Wagner Society of New York - Interview with Waltraud Meier
Recorded May 5 2016, the You Tube link leads to the interview with Waltraud Meier conducted by Paul Driscoll for The Wagner Society of New York.
Roger Scruton - The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
An exploration of the drama, music, symbolism and philosophy of the Ring
Eckart Kröplin - Richard Wagner-Chronik
Die vorliegende Lebenschronik Richard Wagners, die erste seit Jahrzehnten, zeichnet Leben und Schaffen in seinem wechselvollen Gang.
New CD from Finland of complete Wagner Lieder
Newly released CD by Finnish soprano Jenni Lättilä, accompanied by Kiril Kozlovsky. 22 Wagner lieder, including the 7 Faust compositions and of course the Wesendonck. Contact Siba Records on the link below.
Ring leitmotif app available to download
A 20-minute piano transcription of leitmotifs from the Ring is available to download from the Apple store for i-devices.
I am Siegfried - A short film about Heldentenor Jess Thomas
A touching and revelatory short biographical film by the son of the great American Heldentenor Jess Thomas. The film is narrated by his son, also called Jess.
A new CD of Wagner Transcriptions - Porazzi
Talented young Dutch pianist Camiel Boomsma, has just brought out a new CD of Wagner transcriptions. with extracts from several of the operas.

Opera News Awards - Waltraud Meier
Her voice is a dark star, big, bold and bright, but black in color.
An award for the great German Mezzo-Soprano
Article by Henry Stewart.
Richard Wagner: A Life in Music
Richard Wagner - Der Ring des Nibelungen
Wagner Complete Operas
The Wagner Museum
The Royal Opera House
The UK's most famous opera house and one of the great opera houses in the world. Director of Opera is Kasper Holten and Music Director is Sir Antonio Pappano.
Guide to The Flying Dutchman - Ruprecht Frieling
From one of Germany's best known authors of guides to Wagner.
The Sorcerer of Bayreuth - Barry Millington
One of the best-known and most popular popular recent books on Wagner
The Wagner Experience & Its Meaning to Us - Paul Dawson Bowling
In this bicentenary celebration of Wagner and his music, Paul Dawson-Bowling introduces, deepens and enriches the Wagner Experience for the newcomer and the seasoned Wagnerian alike
Wagner and the Art of the Theatre - Patrick Carnegy
a comprehensive review of the evolution of ideas on how to stage Wagner operas
The author provides background on various 19th century traditions and deals extensively with Wagner's own attempts to create a new form of opera
wide-ranging and informative website about Wagner
The Wagnerian
topical and wide-ranging about Wagner's performances and books about Wagner
U.S. Library of Congress Wagner collection
Collection of music sheets, available for download
Wagner sound archives in the British Library
A listing of all the sound archives relating to Wagner held in the British Library - 966 items
English National Opera
The English National Opera (ENO) is an opera company based in London, resident at the London Coliseum in St. Martin's Lane
It is one of the two principal opera companies in London
Welsh National Opera
Based in Cardiff at the Wales Millennium Centre, and also touring, WNO - Cenedlaethol Cymru - has a good reputation for its Wagner productions
Music Director is Lothar Koenigs and Chief Executive/Artistic Director is David Pountney.
Scottish Opera
Based in Glasgow, Scottish Opera is Scotland’s national opera company and the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland. The Music Director is Stuart Stratford

Bayreuth Festival Theatre
German Opera House exclusively used for the famous "Wagner Festspiele" in Bayreuth
Website Bayreuther Festspiele
Opera Now - Monthly British opera magazine
Opera Now covers every aspect of the opera world, from historic events and fabulous divas of yesteryear to the latest trends and the rising stars of tomorrow
Opera - British monthly opera magazine
OPERA has been the world's leading commentator on the lyric stage for over 65 years. It was founded in 1950 and since then has provided unrivalled coverage of events
The Wagner Journal - Leading English Language Wagner publication
The Wagner Journal is a periodical that seeks to examine Wagner and his works from a variety of perspectives – musicological, historical, literary, philosophical and political.
Opera News - journal from the USA
One of America's leading opera publications, published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild
The Opera Critic - online subscription site
theoperacritic.com is a subscription based website from New Zealand. Subscribers to the website enjoy exclusive and unparalleled coverage of current happenings in opera from around the world.
Met Opera Live - opera in cinemas
Access to cinemas all over the world showing selected operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York
Royal Opera House - cinema screenings
Access to listings of cinemas world wide screening selected operas and ballets from the Royal Opera House in London
Bavarian National Opera - Livestream
Online operas and ballets streamed live
Vienna State Opera - online
Live streaming from the Vienna State Opera
The Opera Platform
The Opera Platform is the online destination for the promotion and enjoyment of opera
Sonostream TV - operas and concerts online
Sonostream.tv, with its custom ­built technology platform and high­ definition video and audio, gives global audiences the opportunity to enjoy outstanding musical events online