Torsten Kerl, Camilla Nylund & Kate Aldrich Highlight Broadcast of ‘Rienzi’ From Deutsche Oper Berlin

(Credit: Deutsche Oper Berlin / Bettina Stöß) The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced that it will broadcast the production of Wagner’s rarely performed “Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen.” The production of Philipp Stölzl premiered at the Berlin’s largest opera house on January 24, 2010. The cast includes soprano Camilla Nylund as Irene, mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich in the role of Adriano, {…}

Q & A: Elisabeth Teige on Finding Balance As A Dramatic Soprano, Her Family Life & Greatest Inspirations

(Credits: Patricia Varela) Young Norwegian soprano Elisabeth Teige has established herself as one of the most sought-after dramatic sopranos of her generation. She has appeared in the number of dramatic roles including Senta in “Der Fliegende  Holländer,” Leonore in “Fidelio,” Cio-Cio-San in “Madama Butterfly,” Irene Wagner’s “Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen,” Elsa in “Lohengrin,” and the title character of Puccini’s {…}

Tiroler Landestheater 2018 Review – Rienzi: While Uneven Musically, Johannes Reitmeier Presents Timely & Relevant Interpretation of Neglected Wagner Work

Strange as it may now seem, but during Wagner’s own lifetime, and well into the early 20th century, “Rienzi” was one of his most oft performed works, knocking up over 200 performances by 1908 in Dresden alone, the city in which it was premiered. Nowadays, no doubt, owing in part to Wagner’s own reservations about the work, it has become {…}