WAGNER 200 Wagner Society Lecture: 'Wagner and Modern Productions'
Thu Sep 12 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Fri May 17 2013
Lecture by Mike Ashman, opera director and music historian, on ‘Wagner and Modern Productions’.
To put his new music dramas onstage, Wagner needed to invent a role in the theatre that hardly existed at the time – the opera director. In so doing, he helped return opera to being real theatre. His successors have taken up the challenge. New Wagner productions by directors such as Wieland Wagner, Patrice Chéreau, Ruth Berghaus, David Alden, Richard Jones and Keith Warner continue to lead the way in theatrical innovation.