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Many Lagniappes:

There is still time to help us help support local musicians by donating to Music in Action! Your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. Who knows? Maybe we'll discover the next great Brünnhilde, Siegfried or Wotan!

A friend of RWSUM, Richard Evidon recently shared a beautiful, personal tribute to the incredible Christa Ludwig, who recently passed away at age 93. Richard's tribute includes a number of links to Ms. Ludwig's recorded performances. She was simply a gem like no other.

We also received notice that a theatrical adaptation of Das Rheingold, written for the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, has been published, with the mythic tale of gods, giants and dwarves restaged as a modern play in a significantly different interpretation. The cost for the script is 9.95€.

Happenings Elsewhere:

The following are listed roughly in chronological order based upon when a live performance will be available (either via livestream or as performed in real time in a venue - remember those?), or when a recording (audio + video, or sometimes audio only) will be first accessible to stream or download:

Streaming Now: The Aix-en-Provence Tristan und Isolde is available to stream until November 1. The Opera Critic has a published a list of over two dozen reviews.

Lyric Opera of Chicago begins streaming their pandemic-era production of Twilight:Gods on demand on July 29, and you have until October 29 to experience this drive-thru opera once you register. Registration is free, but register you must! Yuval Sharon adapted Wagner's final Ring opera to a parking garage for Michigan Opera Theatre, and he brought the production to Chicago. Our friend and recent Conversations guest, Christine Goerke, reprises her portrayal as Brünnhilde.

Other Organizations

An Opera Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)

Bayreuth Festival (Bayreuth, Germany)

Des Moines Metro Opera (Indianola, IA)

Deutsche Oper Berlin (Berlin, Germany)

English National Opera, (, UK)

Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, NY)

Houston Grand Opera (Houston, TX)

International Association of Wagner Societies (Berlin, Germany)

Long Beach Opera (Long Beach, CA)

Los Angeles Opera (Los Angeles, CA)

Lyric Opera of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)

Minnesota Opera (Minneapolis, MN)

Opera Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

OperaVision (European Union)

St. Croix Valley Opera (Stillwater, MN)

San Diego Opera (San Diego, CA)

San Francisco Opera (San Francisco, CA)

Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, NM)

Seattle Opera (Seattle, WA)

Skylark Opera Theatre (St. Paul, MN)

Toronto Wagner Society (Toronto, ON)

Triangle Wagner Society (Raleigh-Durham, NC)

Vienna State Opera (Vienna, Austria)

Wagner Society of England (London, UK)

Wagner Society of New York (New York, NY)

Wagner Society of Northern California (San Francisco, CA)

Wagner Society of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Wagner Society of Washington, D.C. (Washington, DC)

Washington National Opera (Washington, DC)

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