LINKS  

WIKIPEDIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Wagner


WAGNEROPERA.NET


This colorful and comprehensive site was developed and is managed by Per-Erik Skramstad in Norway, as passionate a Wagner fan as you are likely to meet. The calendar is excellent – as is the entire site! Wagneropera.net was launched in April 2008. The Wagner blog and the Norwegian site Wagneropera.no is also a part of Skramstad’s Richard Wagner web project. Wagneropera.net is also on Facebook and Twitter.


http://www.wagneropera.net 

http://wagneropera.no/

http://www.facebook.com/WagneroperaNET

https://twitter.com/#!/WagneroperaNET


WAGNERMANIA


This Spanish site is rich with passionately written articles, an enormous amount of information on writings, recordings and performances, and more. Don’t miss Alicia Vigo’s whimsical and continual drawings – on the “kundry” tab.

www.wagnermania.com

http://www.aliciavigo.com/


WAGNEROPERAS


A beautifully designed site by the energetic Vincent Vargas in New York City, who also publishes a fascinating blog, http://wagneroperas.blogspot.com/ and has been since 2005!

http://www.wagneroperas.com/


WAGNER SPECTRUM


A very high quality magazine, published twice a year that shares multidisciplinary research, analysis and debate regarding Richard Wagner as a person, and as an artist. The articles cross over between music, theater, literature, politics and philosophy.

http://www.wagnerspectrum.de


THE WAGNER JOURNAL


A polished and dynamic online publication that covers the world of Wagner scholars and examines the life and works from a variety of angles. The editor, Barry Millington, is the author/editor of seven books on Wagner, including The Wagner Compendium; he also wrote the entries on Wagner and his operas for both the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the New Grove Dictionary of Opera. With Stewart Spencer he has published Selected Letters of Richard Wagner, Wagner's 'Ring of the Nibelung': A Companion and Wagner in Performance.

http://www.thewagnerjournal.co.uk/


TRELL.ORG


Kristian Evensen shares great finds!

http://www.trell.org/wagner/index.html 

http://www.kirsten-flagstad.no/default.aspx


KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD MUSEUM


A small intimate museum in memory of a magnificent artist - Kirsten Flagstad, located in Hamar, Norway. An outstanding online library for researchers and other Wagnerites. Make sure to visit the YouTube channel as well, http://www.kirsten-flagstad.no/YouTube/tabid/3788/language/en-GB/Default.aspx


UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Wagner Courses


If you’re expecting a dull, dry academic website, think again – John Weinstock has developed a deep site with essays, videos and musical interludes…

http://www.utexas.edu/courses/wagner/home.html


BAYREUTHER FESTSPIELE


The Bayreuth Festival (in Bayreuth, Germany) began in 1876 with the first complete cycle of the Ring (local premières of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre and world premières of Siegfried and Götterdämmerung). Three cycles in all were performed. Today, the festival is support by over 5,000 patrons. Their video tour is excellent: http://bayreuther-festspiele.de/english/video_guide__224.html

http://bayreuther-festspiele.de/english/english_156.html

Also note the Foundation that raises money for ad supports the Bayreuth Festival:

http://www.freunde-bayreuth.org/html/engl.html


THE WAGNER BLOG


A very lively forum lead with intelligence and wit, with consistently interesting posts from a clearly enthusiastic community. Discussions relate to Wagner’s musical, literary, theatrical, philosophical, political and theoretic work.

http://thewagnerblog.com/


THE RICHARD WAGNER SOCIETY OF NEW YORK


The Wagner Society of New Yorkis a not-for-profit organization chartered “for the purpose of furthering the appreciation and performance of the works of the great composer.”  This stalwart society is celebrating its 35th anniversary year in 2012.

http://www.wagnersocietyny.org/


THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE WAGNER SOCIETIES


This organization united 134 regional Wagner Societies around the world, with a total membership of over 23,000. “The purpose of the Association is to create interest in and deepen the understanding of Richard Wagner's works, provide support for the next generation of artists, support the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation founded at the behest of Richard Wagner, work to ensure the continuing success of the Bayreuth Festival and promote international cooperation.”

http://www.richard-wagner-verband.de/english/index.html


WAGNERHEIM


An extraordinary compilation of Paul Heise’s in-depth analysis of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung. Mr. Heise has been studying, writing and sharing for a lifetime and the quality and depth of his work reveal a passion for one of Wagner’s great masterworks.  

http://www.wagnerheim.com/


INTERNATIONAL RICHARD WAGNER CONGRESS 2013


The City of Leipzig is preparing intensively for this anniversary of it’s native son. A city with a rich musical heritage and the hub of Romanticism in the 19th century, Leipzig was the venue for the education, development and inspiration that enabled the young Wagner to become a composer.

http://www.wagner-verband-leipzig.de/