Wagner

From Vienna: The New Year’’s Celebration 2013

Full Episode

Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel leads the fifth annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s gala concert revolves around the works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both of whom would have celebrated their 200th birthday this year, and features German […]

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013

About the Concert

Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel leads the fifth annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 concert to be telecast on Great Performances,Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s gala concert revolves around the works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both of whom would have celebrated their 200th birthday this year, and features German Canadian […]

GP at the Met: Parsifal

“Amfortas! Die Wunde!”

Jonas Kaufmann performs Act II monologue from Wagner’s “Parsifal.”

GP at the Met: Parsifal

Gurnemanz’s Narration

René Pape performs an excerpt from Gurnemanz’s Act I narration from Wagner’s “Parsifal” which airs on PBS Sunday, July 28 at 12 p.m.

GP at the Met: Parsifal

About the Opera

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner’s final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director François Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 28 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera in […]

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Götterdämmerung: Program Note

At first glance, after the uninterrupted flow of drama in the three preceding parts of the Ring, the libretto of Götterdämmerung might seem a throwback.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Siegfried: Program Note

Of all the major characters in the Ring, Siegfried is probably the one who has been most misunderstood.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Die Walküre: Program Note

The plot of Die Walküre can be summarized in a few dozen words; the outer events are relatively simple. But the inner journey of the characters is uncommonly rich and complex.

GP at the Met: Wagner’’s Ring Cycle

Jay Hunter Morris in Siegfried

Jay Hunter Morris performs an excerpt from Robert Lepage’s new production of Wagner’s Siegfried.