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Richard Wagner Is Coming To Minnesota.  That is the Wagner who so profoundly changed the Western world of music.

Tristan und Isolde, a tale of love and deceit, opens the Met season in a new production and will be part of the Met’s Live in HD movie–theater transmissions. Das Rheingold, the first and shortest of the Ring’s colossal tetralogy and full of beautiful leitmotifs, follows later in the fall with a production by the Minnesota Opera.  Further, this Wagner autumn is enhanced by a variety of lectures and activities.


Local Overview:

Tristan und Isolde:  An Introduction to Wagner’s Music Drama on Thursday evening, September 29.

Tristan und Isolde, Live in HD in movie theaters on Saturday, October 8.

Wagner Colloquium by Richard Wagner Society and Minnesota Opera on Sunday afternoon of October 23.

Minnesota Opera’s
Behind the Curtain on Wednesday evening of October 26.

Richard Wagner Society’s
Founders Day Dinner on Sunday, October 30.

Das Rheingold on November 12 through November 20.

Details:

Heighten the joy of watching Tristan by first coming to

Tristan und Isolde: An Introduction to Wagner's Music Drama presented by Daniel Freeman


Venue and Time:  Banquet room of Black Forest Inn, 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, with free parking in private lot off Nicollet Avenue.  Thursday evening, September 29.  Socializing with an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine at 7 PM followed by Mr. Freeman’s lecture at 8 PM.

The cost for refreshments and lecture is $25.

Reservations can be made by clicking on: https://rwsum.ticketleap.com/mettristan/

OR by mailing your check to:
The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest,
P.O. Box 3804, Minneapolis, MN 55403


DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 ~ walk-ins will not be accepted.


Daniel E. Freeman is an American musicologist who specializes in European art music of the eighteenth century, in particular the musical culture of eighteenth-century Prague and the Bohemian lands.

He earned a degree in piano performance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1981 and also studied piano as a non-degree candidate at Indiana University with James Tocco. He studied musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His dissertation "The Opera Theater of Count Franz Anton von Sporck in Prague (1724-1735)" was revised and published in 1992 as the first monograph devoted to the musical cultural of eighteenth-century Prague or the Bohemian lands ever written in English. This work has been followed by two other books concerned with music-making in eighteenth-century Prague: “Josef Mysliveček, ‘Il Boemo’ The Man And His Music” (2009) and “Mozart in Prague” (2013). No other musicologist of any nationality has succeeded in completing three separate monographs on the same subject matter. The biography of Josef Mysliveček is partially the basis of a screenplay written by Czech film director Petr Václav that is scheduled to be produced by Jan Macola of Mimesis Film with a planned release date of 2016.

Freeman has taught music history at the University of Illinois, the University of Southern California, and the University of Minnesota, where he is a lecturer. Since 2002, he has appeared frequently as a resident associate of the Smithsonian Institution. His research has been supported by grants from the International Research & Exchanges Board, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Newberry Library, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Besides his monographs, Freeman has published essays on Italian opera of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, eighteenth-century keyboard music, and the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, the Bach sons, Antonio Vivaldi, and Josquin des Prez. He has also published editions of the music of Josef Mysliveček and Giovanni Benedetto Platti and was a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992) and the revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001).

 

Tristan und Isolde Live in HD movie theaters October 8th Visit http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas/  for more information.



Please also mark your calendar for a
Wagner Colloquium sponsored by the Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest and the Minnesota Opera.  The following distinguished professors/ producer of the University of Minnesota will be the featured speakers:
 
Bribitzer-Stull: "The Inspiration for Wagner's Thematic Technique and the Origins of Das Rheingold."
 

Painter: "Wagner’s Ring and German-American relations during the World Wars"
 

Walsh: “Das Rheingold in the Twilight of the Gods!”

Venue and Time:  Banquet room of Black Forest Inn, 1 E 26th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, with free parking in private lot off Nicollet Avenue.  Sunday afternoon, October 23.  Socializing with an array of tasty hors d’oeuvres and wine at 1:30 PM followed by the colloquium from 2 PM – 5 PM.

The cost for refreshments and colloquium is $45

Reservations can be made by clicking on: https://rwsum.ticketleap.com/wagner-colloquium/

OR by mailing your check to:
The Richard Wagner Society of the Upper Midwest,
P.O. Box 3804, Minneapolis, MN 55403


DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 ~ walk-ins will not be accepted.

 
Professor Matthew Bribitzer-Stull began as Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He is now Director of the University Honors Program and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. The author of Understanding the Leitmotif: From Wagner to Hollywood Film Music (Cambridge University Press 2015), Bribitzer-Stull looks forward to continued engagement with Wagner’s music despite the demands of his administrative appointment.