Wagner Mania: Washington DC. November 2013

Written By The Wagnerian on Friday, 8 November 2013 | 1:35:00 pm

Concerts from the Library of Congress is gearing up for a month full of events that pay homage to Richard Wagner. As they cannot present a full production of Der Ring des Nibelungen in the Coolidge Auditorium, they have decided to offer a glimpse into some lesser-known musical elements of Wagner’s legacy.

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Events (All free):

Wagner + Verdi at 200 Event Listings
Presented in cooperation with the exhibition

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:00pm
United Sates Premiere
Free, no tickets required

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00pm
Alan Walker, lecturer, “In Defense of Transcription”
Valerie Tryon, piano, performs works by Verdi, Wagner and Mozart, as transcribed by Liszt.

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 11:00am
Free, no tickets required

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00pm
Alex Ross, lecturer, “Black Wagnerism”
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano, performs Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and songs by Mozart and Brahms.