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The July 2018 edition of the Wagner Journal is now available
Volume 12, no. 2 contains the usual interesting mix of features and reviews.
Act I of Alvis Hermanis‘ Parsifal for the Vienna State Opera, set in the ‘Wagner Spital‘ at Steinhof
The novelist Marcel Proust, on whom Wagner had a major impact
 Franz Stassen, Parsifal Holding the Spear
Andreas Schager and Anja Kampe in the Berlin Staatsoper Tristan und Isolde

Herewith details of the July 2018 Wagner Journal (vol.12, no.2), containing the following feature articles: 
  • ‘Kierkegaard, Wagner and the Quest for Operatic Immediacy‘ by Leo Cabranes-Grant
  • ‘Setting the Record Straight: Wendelin Weißheimer and the Wagners‘ by Katherine Syer
  • ‘Wagner and Proust‘ by Jeffrey Swann
  • ‘From Death in Venice to The Magic Mountain: Thomas Mann‘s Ironic Response to Wagner‘ by William  Kinderman
plus reviews of:

Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s Tristan und Isolde in Berlin
Pierre Audi‘s Tristan und Isolde in Amsterdam
Alvis Hermanis‘ Parsifal in Vienna

CDs of the Ring cycle under Karajan

Books on the Hitler–Wagner nexus by Wolfram Pyta and Hans Rudolf Vaget