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The Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, live on Radio Romania Music
In between 26th July - 1st August Radio Romania Music broadcasts live the six performances interpreted during the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, one of the most important opera festivals in the world and a reference point for all lovers of Wagner's music.
The series of live broadcasts begins with the Flying Dutchman on 26th July, conducted by Christian Thielemann, one of the baton masters, who has conducted this festival's orchestra annually.
The following Wagnerian evenings include the tetralogy: the Ring of the Nibelung, with Kirill Petrenko - the current General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich - at the conductors' stand exactly as last year and the performance of the opera Lohengrin, conducted by Andris Nelsons.
The Bayreuth Festival was established in 1876, by Richard Wagner himself and it is held in the "Festspielhaus" building designed by the composer himself in order to stage his musical dramas. After Wagner's death, the festival has been organized and led by Richard Wagner's direct descendants and it is one of the most important events in both German and international music.
The performances, whose live broadcasts you will listen to on Radio Romania Music between 26th July and 1st August, due to the collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union are:
26th July, between 18:55 - 21:20 - the Flying Dutchman: Kwangchul Youn, Ricarda Merbeth, Tomislav Muzek, Christa Meyer, Benjamin Bruns, Samuel Youn and the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Christian Thielemann; commented by Anca Ioana Andriescu.
27th July, between 18:55 - 21:30 - the Rhinegold: Wolfgang Koch, Markus Eiche, Lotar Odinius, Norbert Ernst, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Sorin Coliban, Martin Winkler, Burkhard Ulrich, Claudia Mahnke and the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Kirill Petrenko; comenteaza Dan Ghineraru.
28th July, between 16:55-22:50 - Walkiria: Johan Botha, Kwangchul Youn, Wolfgang Koch, Anja Kampe, Catherine Foster, Claudia Mahnke, Alisson Oakes, Dara Hobbs, Nadine Weissmann, Christiane Kohl, Julia Rutigliano, Okka von der Damerau, Alexandra Petersmaer and the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Kirill Petrenko; commented by Irina Cristina Vasilescu.
30th July, between 16:55-23:05 - Siegfried: Lance Ryan, Burkhard Ulrich, Wolfgang Koch, Martin Winkler, Sorin Coliban, Nadine Weissmann, Catherine Foster, Mirella Hagen and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Kirill Petrenko; commented by Monica Cengher.
31st July, between 16:55-22:45 - Lohengrin: Klaus Florian Vogt, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Annette Dasch, Petra Lang, Samuel Youn, Stefan Heibach, Willem Van der Heyden, Rainer Zaun, Christian Tschelebiew and the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Andris Nelsons; commented by Anca Ioana Andriescu.
1st August, between 16:55-23:30 - Twilight of the Gods : Lance Ryan, Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester, Attila Jun, Martin Winkler, Catherine Foster, Allison Oakes, Claudia Mahnke, Christiane Kohl, Okka von der Damerau, Mirella Hagen, Julia Rutigliano, the Chorus and the Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival conducted by Kirill Petrenko; commented by Ștefan Costache.
Translated by Elena Daniela Radu
MTTLC, The University of Bucharest