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The world theatre of Wagner : a celebration of 150 years of Wagner productions

Author: Charles Osborne; Colin Davis
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Over the last 150 years, Wagner's operas have been parodied, translated into scores of languages - from Lettish to Catalan - reviled and revered. Audiences have been confronted with pre-Raphaelite Wagner, High victorian Wagner, art deco and high-tech Wagner. Charles Osborne's authoritative and perceptive text provides the historical framework and critical commentary for the productions highlighted in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Stories, plots, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Osborne, Charles, 1927-
World theatre of Wagner.
New York : Macmillan, 1982
(OCoLC)678879342
Named Person: Richard Wagner; Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Osborne; Colin Davis
ISBN: 0025940503 9780025940505
OCLC Number: 8194627
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Wagner on stage --
The early operas: Die Hockzeit, Die Feen, Das Liebesverbot --
Rienzi --
Der Fliegende Holländer --
Tannhäuser --
Lohengrin --
Tristan and Isolde --
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg --
Der Ring des Nibelungen --
Parsifal --
Biographical dictionary.
Responsibility: Charles Osborne ; preface by Sir Colin Davis.

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Over the last 150 years, Wagner's operas have been parodied, translated into scores of languages - from Lettish to Catalan - reviled and revered. Audiences have been confronted with pre-Raphaelite Wagner, High victorian Wagner, art deco and high-tech Wagner. Charles Osborne's authoritative and perceptive text provides the historical framework and critical commentary for the productions highlighted in the illustrations, while his biographical dictionary of the main performers, conductors, designers and producers of Wagner will prove an invaluable reference source for all Wagnerpiles.

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