Tristan, Tannhauser and Lohengrin

By Rundfunk-sinfonieorchester Berlin, PRNE
Sunday, May 29, 2011

BERLIN, May 30, 2011 -

- The Wagner Series During the 2011-12 Season

Marek Janowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will be
continuing the ten-part Wagner cycle series with "Lohengrin" on November 12,
, "Tristan und Isolde" on March 27 and "Tannhauser" on May 5, 2012.

The concert performances, to be held at the Philharmonie Berlin, are to
feature top-notch Wagnerian singers such as Nina Stemme (Isolde and
Elisabeth), Christopher Ventris (Lohengrin and Tannhauser), Stephen Gould
(Tristan), Guenter Groissbock (Heinrich), Albert Dohmen (Hermann), Christian
Gerhaher (Wolfram von Eschenbach) and Kwangchul Youn (Marke).

The Wagner cycle series, being held under the aegis of the President of
the German Bundestag Nobert Lammert, also showcases the Rundfunkchor Berlin,
one of the best choirs in the world and Grammy award recipient.

In his presentation of Richard Wagner, Marek Janowski directs sole focus
to the music itself. His musical interpretations of Wagner's music allow
listeners to visualize the plotline in their own internalized way, leaving
the pictorial operatic elements to the listener's imagination.

During the season now underway, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra is
dedicating its efforts to the operas "The Flying Dutchman", "Parsifal" and
"The Mastersingers of Nuremberg". The opera tetralogy "The Ring of the
Nibelung", to be performed on the occasion of Richard Wagner's 200th birthday
during the 2012-13 season, will make up the high point in the Wagner
performance series.

Janowski's 1980s studio recording of Wagner's "Ring des Nibelungen" with
the Staatskapelle Dresden remains one of the bestselling standard recordings
still today. Janowski has been chief conductor of the
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the oldest German broadcast orchestra,
since 2002. The history of the orchestra's founding traces all the way back
to the very first musical broadcast, which hit the waves in October 1923.

Ticket sales begin: June 1.


    Marit Magister


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