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by Don Fatale
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Live performances, reviews
Topic: Lohengrin at Covent Garden
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Lohengrin at Covent Garden

I went last Sunday, the second performance of six for this new production. Cast: Jennifer Davis (Elsa), Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin), Thomas J Mayer (Telramund) Andris Nelsons (Conductor) David Alden (Production) I guess the big news is the rising star Jennifer Davis, so...
by Don Fatale
Sun May 06, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Wagner's Nazi Stigma
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Wagner's Nazi Stigma

Bottom line, Wagner was not a Nazi (as it is not technically possible) nor was his life and work motivated by a hatred of Jews, although some seem strangely flattered that this might be the case. The current trend for iconoclasticism from which virtually no historical figure means that this continue...
by Don Fatale
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music
Topic: Favorite Symphony Composers
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Favorite Symphony Composers

My top 5: Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler, Sibelius & Tchaikovsky (alphabetical order!)

There are many other symphonies I like of course, so this represents composers with a set of numbered symphonies.
by Don Fatale
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Wagner-related conversation, news, videos etc.
Topic: Favourite books, and currently reading
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Favourite books, and currently reading

I found this one very entertaining. Particularly given that it covers the excitement of the first performances at Bayreuth with well known people from around the world converging on the place.

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by Don Fatale
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Other Forums You are Member of
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Other Forums You are Member of

Ok I admit to not reading the forum rules carefully and many forums forbid mentioning competing music sites, so I am only going to mention non-music sites for now, but if TalkWagner says it is okay, I'll list the few music sites too. Bobistheoilguy.com :lol: I was one of the top posters at that sit...
by Don Fatale
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Opera
Topic: Favourite other composer?
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Favourite other composer?

Verdi, Puccini and 'other' Boito.