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News from the Members

The latest issue of the Wagner Journal
The July 2023 issue (vol.17, no.2), guest-edited by Katherine Syer, contains the following feature articles: 

• Adrian Müller on Kurt Overhoff and Wieland Wagner’s Bayreuth

• Kirsten Paige on the curious connections between the two ‘nervous asylums’ on the green hill at Bayreuth and the Festspielhaus with which they were sometimes confused

• Ryan M. Prendergast on ‘humour and humourlessness’ in Die Meistersinger

• Interview with Pietari Inkinen, conductor of the 2023 Bayreuth Ring

• Tribute to Matthew Rye, 1962–2023, reviews editor of The Wagner Journal

plus reviews of: Lohengrin at the Met, Tannhäuser at Salzburg and Covent Garden, Parsifal in Geneva, The Rhinegold at ENO; Jessye Norman: The Unreleased Masters; biographies of Minna Wagner and Cosima Wagner by Eva Rieger and Sabina Zurmühl, and Fortuny: Time, Space, Light by Wendy Ligon Smith.


 Here are the captions:

 Kurt Overhoff played a central role of in the musical and aesthetic development of Wieland Wagner, but was long erased from the history of Bayreuth.

Johannes Martin Kränzle (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finlay (Hans Sachs) in David McVicar’s Meistersinger 

Pietari Inkinen, conductor of the 2023 Bayreuth Ring, relaxing in Finland 

In need of some hard cash, Wotan (John Relyea) negotiates with his giant creditors (Simon Bailey and James Creswell) in the ENO Rhinegold