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October 2006 - Nr. 10


The Editor
Letter to the Editor
The Trakehner Horse
Minczuk & Kuusisto at TSO
Dresden's Frauenkirche
Mozart Opera Cancelled
German Impressionists
Golden Madonna
"Der Brückenbauer"
The Permanent Wave
Putin visits Dresden
Double Negative
KW & Beyond
Opera York's 10th Season
Two Outstanding Films
A Soiree To Remember
Opera On Film
Go To The Marché
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Baden-Wuerttemberg meets Ontario
Planet in Focus
Romancing the Rhine

Opera on Film

The entire 1981 Bayreuth production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle on film

Starting this weekend with:

Sat, Sep 30, 3 pm

The Making Of Der Ring des Nibelungen
A documentary with Pierre Boulez, Patrice Chereau, Brian Large, Wolfgang Wagner, Friedlind Wagner, Gwyneth Jones, Donald McIntyre and many more
The beauty of the Ring Cycle is just as challenging today as when it was first performed one hundred years ago. This documentary portrays the creative process of the controversial 1981 production of the Ring at the Bayreuther Festpiele, Germany. It set new aesthetic standards in the interpretation of Richard Wagner’s masterpiece, and with young stage director Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Boulez, one of the most important musical modernists of the twentieth-century, Wolfgang Wagner put together a dream team to find a new, modern yet timeless approach to his grandfather’s work, regarding both music and staging.
"Chéreau’s vision, which has been adapted with remarkable skill by director Brian Large, is a theatrical triumph." -- Newsweek, 2005

Sat, Sep 30, 4 pm

The Rhinegold, by Richard Wagner

large-screen projection, 143 min, with intermission with snacks and drinks.
Orchestra of the Bayreuther Festspiele, Pierre Boulez (Conductor), Patrice Chéreau (Stage Director), and Brian Large (Video Director) .

In this illuminating performance of Wagner ‘s The Rhinegold, the prologue to the Ring Cycle, stage director Patrice Chéreau takes the story out of the vaguely medieval fantasy world in which Wagner had placed it and transfers it into modern times.

The Ring Cycle continues at the Goethe Institut’s Kinowelt Hall with

Thursday, October 5, 6 pm - The Valkyrie

Thursday, October 19, 6 pm - Siegfried

Thursday, October 26, 6 pm- Twilight of the Gods

For more information see or call us at 416 5935257.

Goethe-Institut Toronto
163 King St. W.
Toronto, ON M5H 4C6
Tel. +1 416 5935257
Fax +1 416 5935145


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