MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Ring Stream from Oper Frankfurt

On its YouTube channel, Oper Frankfurt is now streaming archival performances of its Ring cycle directed by Vera Nemirova — “the first production of Wagner’s Ring staged by a woman to achieve commercial distribution.” This Ring has been part of the company’s repertoire since the production was first completely introduced in 2012. Frankfurt’s general music director Sebastian Weigle conducts. The streams will be available until 31 May, along with a “Making-of” presentation on 26 May and a talk (in German) on the Ring on 28 May.

If that’s not sufficient for you Wagner fix, Opera North is also streaming its Ring — a concert presentation using video projections and conducted by Richard Farnes. Opera North offers this “Ring in a nutshell” guide.

Filed under: Frankfurt Oper, Wagner

Coming Up at Frankfurt Oper: Lost Highway

Eager to cover the new production of Olga Neuwirth’s Lost Highway, which Yuval Sharon will direct at Frankfurt Oper in September.

Neuwirth remarks: The vibrant, unstable area between standstill and movement, between the living and the dead and between form and dissolution of form, may put us into a terrifying and, at the same time, fascinating vortex between dream and reality. In the end, everything remains a chronicle of violence, love, loss and pain. Perhaps it is exactly this end point which gives us the idea of a different script of life.

Filed under: Frankfurt Oper, Yuval Sharon

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