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Listen Storms And Salvation: 'The Flying Dutchman' WDAV

October 7, 2011 – Wagner's lonely wanderer anticipates a generation of Westerns — in a vivid and compelling story. WDAV


Conductor Roberto Paternostro leads a rehearsal with the Israel Chamber Orchestra on July 25, 2011 at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany.

Listen Around The Classical Internet: July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011 – From Israelis playing Wagner in Germany to a pirate-fighting tenor.


Roberto Paternostro, the music director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

Read A Tradition Shattered: Israelis Play Wagner At Bayreuth

July 26, 2011 – A precedence-shattering concert: an Israeli orchestra playing Wagner at Germany's Bayreuth Festival.


A bust of Richard Wagner (scupted by Arno Breker) stands in Bayreuth Festival Park on the grounds of the Bayreuth Festival.

Watch Opening Day For The Annual Wagner Festival

July 25, 2011 – The notoriously tough-to-get-into festival of Wagner's operas begins today in Bayreuth, Germany.

Conductor James Levine, early in his career.

Read The Official James Levine Puzzler

June 2, 2011 – Celebrate the famed (and beleaguered) conductor's 40 years at the Met with this interactive puzzler.

This lad looks less than enthused about classical music. (Actually, it's a very young Nigel Kennedy, captured by a cameraman in 1964.)

Watch How Do You Introduce Classical Music To Kids?

May 16, 2011 – How do you get kids enthralled about the music you adore? (Should you even try?)

Around the Classical Internet.

Read Around The Classical Internet: April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011 – Classical music news from points all over, from Philadelphia to Johannesburg to London.

Read Around The Classical Internet: April 22, 2011

April 23, 2011 – From bankrupt orchestras to the Pulitzer Prize, it all happened this week in classical music.

Soprano Zdenka Fassbender as Brunnhilde, a warrior maiden in a production of Wagner's 'Die Walkure'.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Read How Well Do You Know Your Wagnerians?

April 21, 2011 – The Met has a fancy new production of Die Walküre. Can you puzzle out these historic Wagnerians?


Listen Wishful Thinking: Wagner's 'Tannhäuser' WDAV

February 25, 2011 – A man learns that there's more to life than sensual pleasure in this extended version of the opera. WDAV


Renata Scotto

Listen Guest DJ Renata Scotto: Opera, Risks, And Keeping It Real

February 24, 2011 – The great soprano chooses favorite recordings for a session of listening and conversation.


Listen Storms And Salvation: 'The Flying Dutchman' WDAV

January 21, 2011 – Alan Held makes an impression as the mysterious title character in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. WDAV


A partridge poses in a pear tree.

Read The 6 Days Of Christmas Puzzler

December 20, 2010 – Enjoy 50% less stress with our Six Days Of Christmas classical quiz.

The cast of Glee

Listen Casting Call: When 'Glee' Goes Opera

October 5, 2010 – What would happen if the popular TV show about singing took a plunge into opera?

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Listen 2010 Gramophone Award Winners Announced

October 4, 2010 – The venerable British classical music magazine has announced winners in 24 categories.


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