Articles tagged richard wagner

Stephen Fry Would Love Christian Thielemann’s ‘My Life with Wagner’

Part memoir, part biography, and mostly lumbering essay, this is Thielemann imparting a Wagner fan's point of view from the conductor's podium.

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Authority Issues: Questioning Authorial Control in the Films of Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier’s reputation rests on his ability to create and shape narratives of control, but has this approach always proven successful?

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Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ once Viking-helmeted, looks a lot different nowadays

LOS ANGELES — The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of

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Madame Xanadu: Disenchanted

Reminiscent, in all the best ways, of Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut’s finest works, Matt Wagner’s opening salvo of his new Vertigo series shows the world still has need for the archetypes inherent in Wagner’s Parsifal.

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Climbing the Wagnerian summit: Seattle Opera reaches for greatness in staging of ‘Ring’ cycle

SEATTLE — “Ringheads” have plenty of reasons to rejoice. No fewer than four major productions of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” are popping up

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Measuring Success: The Unsatisfying Notion of "Good Endings" and "Bad Endings"

// Moving Pixels

"Sometimes stories need to end badly in order to be really good.

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