With Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg on the bill at Opera Bastille, the musicologist Corinne Schneider has retraced for us the major landmarks in Richard Wagner’s tumultuous idyll with France.
1861: The Tannhäuser debacle
1891: Lohengrin, a late consecration
1911: From the first tetralogy to Parsifal with André Messager
1932: The Triumph of Wilhem Furtwängler
1937: The Flying Dutchman, at last!
1951: Régine Crespin and Lohengrin – birth of a diva
1955: Der Ring des Nibelungen in German for the first time with Hans Knappertsbusch
1966: Wieland Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
2007 : Robert Carsen’s Tannhaüser
2010-2015: The first Ring at Opera Bastille
Continuing on the same theme as in her thesis on the reception of the operas of Carl Maria von Weber in France in the 19th century (2002), Corinne Schneider has continued her research on musical exchanges and cultural transfers between France and Germany in the 19th century. A teacher of Music History and Analysis at the Regional Conservatoire in Metz and, since 1998, at the Paris Conservatoire, she is the author of a biography of Weber (Gisserot 1998) and a work on the teaching of music in conservatoires (Cité de la musique, 2000).
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