May 30, 2012 |
A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country's taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event, scheduled for June 18, will feature orchestral musicians performing selections from Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and other operas. The event will be an academic symposium at Tel Aviv University devoted to Wagner, conductor Arturo Toscanini and Theodor Herzl, the famed Zionist leader.
March 24, 1989 |
The Metropolitan Opera's new production of the four operas in Richard Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" will be televised on four consecutive evenings in June, 1990, by Public Broadcasting Service. "Das Rheingold" will be broadcast June 18, followed by "Die Walkure," "Siegfried" and "Gotterdammerung," the Met announced Thursday. The composer wanted the operas to be seen in four straight nights so that impact could build over the 17 hours.
November 8, 2008
Re "Ring Festival Is Already Packed," by Diane Haithman, Nov. 4: I am curious why the Ring Festival has to have a seminar conducted at American Jewish University regarding the use of Wagner by the Nazis, and who pitched it. Are any taxpayer dollars funding this? Wagner died in 1883, and while he may have held "anti-Semitic" views, his work should be allowed to stand alone, and without all the Holocaust political hoopla, as one of the greatest artistic works in European history. Should we not also censor Jewish-Israeli artistic works and demand seminars on illegal West Bank settlements, violation of Palestinian human rights, and the "wall"?
April 30, 1995
Music Music Music Below, a sampling of the summer's major classical music festivals in the U.S. Aspen Music Festival Aspen, Colo. June 22-Aug. 20 (303) 925-3254 Classical music *Blossom Festival Cleveland, Ohio July 7-Sept. 3 (216) 231-1111 Classical music; summer home of the Cleveland Symphony *Caramoor Summer Music Festival Katonah, N.Y. June 24-Aug. 20 (914) 232-3681 Classical music *Carmel Bach Festival Carmel, Calif. July 15-Aug. 6 (800) 513-BACH *Oregon Bach Festival Eugene, Ore.
June 10, 1999
What's happening the next few weeks: * The 60-painting exhibition "Francis Bacon: A Retrospective" goes on display Saturday at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, in Lincoln Park near 34th Avenue and Clement Street. Open Tuesdays-Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $7; $5, age 65 and older; $4, ages 12-17; free for children younger than 12. Ends Aug. 2. Also on display through Sept. 19 is "Claes Oldenburg: Prints and Multiples," featuring 20 of the artist's prints. (415) 863-3330.
May 14, 1989 |
Toxic waste dumping is the subject of "Incident at Dark River," a movie for the TNT cable network. Mike Farrell and Tess Harper star as the parents of a girl who falls ill because of exposure to the waste. Also starring is Helen Hunt as a student activist who supports Farrell in his quest to uncover the truth about his daughter's illness. David Byrne has directed and scored a one-hour program about the candomble religion of Brazil. Called "Ile Aiye (The House of Life)," it will be shown in July on public television's "Alive From Off Center" series.
November 4, 2008 |
An observer couldn't help but wonder who was steering the Los Angeles arts community Monday morning as leaders of about 50 arts organizations gathered at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for a news conference to officially announce Ring Festival L.A. The 10-week, citywide event, to be held April 15 through June 30, 2010, will have as its centerpiece Los Angeles Opera's production of Richard Wagner's epic four-cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
June 17, 1999 |
This weekend, George Lucas visits Bill Moyers, Britney Spears performs in an ABC concert and Donna Summer struts her "Hot Stuff" in concert. Edward James Olmos, Zachery Ty Bryan and Shaquille O'Neal talk about the bond between parents and children on ABC's "The Story of Fathers and Sons," tonight at 8. Following at 9 p.m. is the 1997 documentary "The Stories of Mothers and Daughters."
May 25, 2009 |
It looks as if 2010 is shaping up as Southern California's Year of Opera Festivals. In November, Los Angeles arts officials announced Ring Festival L.A., a 10-week, citywide event to be held April 15 through June 30, 2010. It will have as its centerpiece Los Angeles Opera's production of Richard Wagner's epic four-cycle "Der Ring des Nibelungen," the city's first presentation of the cycle. And on Saturday in Dana Point, a different set of officials farther south plans to announce a new Italian Opera Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 to Sept.
November 17, 1988 |
Normally, the legacy inherited by any descendant includes carrying on a family feud. But how often is it that the descendant--especially the offspring of the famed--dedicates himself to clearing the name of one of his family's most renowned attackers?