- The Wagner Series During the 2011-12 Season
BERLIN, May 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Marek Janowski and the
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will be continuing the ten-part
Wagner cycle series with "Lohengrin" on November 12, 2011, "Tristan und
Isolde" on March 27 and "Tannhauser" on May 5, 2012.
The concert performances, to be held at the Philharmonie Berlin, are to
feature top-notch Wagnerian singers such as Nina Stemme (Isolde and
Elisabeth), Christopher Ventris (Lohengrin and Tannhauser), Stephen
Gould (Tristan), Guenter Groissbock (Heinrich), Albert Dohmen
(Hermann), Christian Gerhaher (Wolfram von Eschenbach) and Kwangchul
The Wagner cycle series, being held under the aegis of the President of
the German Bundestag Nobert Lammert, also showcases the Rundfunkchor
Berlin, one of the best choirs in the world and Grammy award recipient.
In his presentation of Richard Wagner, Marek Janowski directs sole focus
to the music itself. His musical interpretations of Wagner's music
allow listeners to visualize the plotline in their own internalized
way, leaving the pictorial operatic elements to the listener's
During the season now underway, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is
dedicating its efforts to the operas "The Flying Dutchman", "Parsifal"
and "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg". The opera tetralogy "The Ring of
the Nibelung", to be performed on the occasion of Richard Wagner's
200th birthday during the 2012-13 season, will make up the high point
in the Wagner performance series.
Janowski's 1980s studio recording of Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" with
the Staatskapelle Dresden remains one of the bestselling standard
recordings still today. Janowski has been chief conductor of the
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the oldest German broadcast
orchestra, since 2002. The history of the orchestra's founding traces
all the way back to the very first musical broadcast, which hit the
waves in October 1923.
Ticket sales begin: June 1.
SOURCE Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
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