From The Mummy's Curse to The Curse of the Werewolf, from the tale of King Midas to the legend of Sleeping Beauty, literature is filled with curses.
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Die Walküre is an opera about solemn contracts and behavior that is arbitrary and capricious. It is an opera about lust, and an opera in which love is punished.
When the announcement was made that Speight Jenkins, the General Director of the Seattle Opera, was to retire at the end of the 2013-2014 season, it became evident that the 2013 run of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen would be his last.
NEW YORK — The list of tenors who can sing the title role of Wagner's "Siegfried" is such a short one that any newcomer tackling the part at the...
In Seattle, as in Bayreuth, Germany, you get your Wagner in a highly concentrated dose. Woodstock for Wagnerians... without the mud.
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