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News from the Members

The latest edition of the Wagner Journal is now available
The Dutchman (John Lundgren) is invited home to dinner with Mary (Marina Prudenskaya), Daland (Georg Zeppenfeld) and a reluctant Senta (Asmik Grigorian) in the new Bayreuth production by Dmitri Tcherniakov Photo : Enrico Nawrath, Bayreuth Festival
Vernon Lee (Violet Paget) investigated the nature of women‘s passion in her writings. Drawing by John Singer Sargent 
Paul Carey Jones (Wotan) and Madeleine Shaw (Fricka) spar in Die Walküre at Longborough.Photo Jorge Lizalde
The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, in June 1871, decked out to celebrate victory in the Franco-Prussian War.

The November 2021 issue (vol.15, no.3) has been published and contains the following feature articles:

• Philip White on a decade working as an assistant chorus master  at the Bayreuth Festival

• Ben Winters on the 1955 film Magic Fire featuring Alan Badel as Wagner

• Charlotte Purkis writes on British female Wagnerites ‘out and about‘ around 1900 and introduces a humorous feminist take on visitors to the shrine at the turn of the century, ‘Buggins at Bayreuth‘, by Israfel Mondego (alias Gertrude Hudson).

• Roger Allen outlines the context of Wagner‘s 1871 essay ‘On the Destiny of Opera‘, his new translation of which is to be published in a subsequent issue.

plus reviews of:
Stefan Herheim‘s Das Rheingold from Berlin,
Dmitri Tcherniakov‘s Fliegender Holländer from Bayreuth,
Simon Stone‘s Tristan from Aix,
Krzysztof Warlikowski‘s Tristan from Munich,
Amy Lane‘s Die Walküre from Longborough;
streamed performances of Holländer, Parsifal and Die Walküre from Klaipe?da, Vienna and Munich;
DVDs of Rheingold and Walküre from Sofia;
the CD Boten der Liebe by the Voyager Quartet;
Jean-Jacques Nattiez‘s Musical Analyses and Musical Exegesis: The Shepherd‘s Melody in Wagner‘s ‘Tristan und Isolde‘,
Christian Bührle et al‘s Prachtgemäuer: Wagner-Orte in Zürich, Luzern, Tribschen und Venedig and
Simon Kannenberg‘s Joachim Raff und Hans von Bülow