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News from the Members

The latest edition of The Wagner Journal is now available
The March 2022 issue (vol.16, no.1) has been published and contains the following feature articles:

• Derek Hughes challenges the theory of a conspiracy of silence surrounding anti-Semitism in the Wagner circle
• Justin Mueller on Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s classic 1982 film Parsifal
• Chris Walton on the other Minna Wagner, an actress frequently confused with Wagner’s wife
• Roger Allen’s new translation of Wagner’s important essay ‘On the Destiny of Opera’
• Tribute to Norman Bailey by Niall Hoskin
• Christopher Wintle on Wotan’s offspring

plus reviews of: Stefan Herheim‘s Ring from Berlin, Richard Jones‘s Valkyrie from ENO, Tristan und Isolde in Mannheim, Die Meistersinger at the Met, the Wesendonck Lieder in London and The View from the Villa in Musselburgh; CDs featuring Lise Davidsen, El?na Garan?a and Anna Netrebko; a new study by Anno Mungen of Wieland Wagner‘s wartime productions, David Vernon‘s Disturbing the Universe: Wagner‘s Musikdrama and a revised edition of Paul Dawson-Bowling‘s Wagner: the Complete Experience and its Meaning to Us




A Valhalla tableau as backdrop to the scene between Brünnhilde (Nina Stemme, facing away) and Waltraute (Okka von der Dammerau, right) in Act I of Stefan Herheim‘s staging of Götterdämmerung

Wotan (Matthew Rose) destroys the sword he had planted for Siegmund (Nicky Spence) in Act II of Richard Jones‘s ENO production of The Valkyrie

Norman Bailey as Wotan with Rita Hunter (Brünnhilde) and other Valkyries in Act III of the Sadler‘s Wells production (1970)

Final scene of Otto Schenk‘s ultra-traditional staging of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Met