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Wagner & Beyond: Wagner's World

Composer Richard Wagner is one of the most written about people in history. His work remains shrouded in controversy and polarises classical music and opera lovers the world over. Come on an adventure with WASO’s Principal Conductor and one of the world’s foremost Wagnerians, Asher Fisch, to find out more about this ambitious, innovative and provocative figure who changed the course of music forever.

Asher Fisch explores Wagner’s musical legacy through the spacious grandeur of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony and the overture from Chabrier’s opera Gwendoline. Acclaimed Australian bass-baritone Shane Lowrencev performs arias from Wagner’s Die Walküre and Die Meistersinger.

WAGNER Tristan und Isolde: Prelude 
WAGNER Die Walküre: Wotan’s Farewell
WAGNER Parsifal: Good Friday Spell
WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Wahn! Wahn!
BRUCKNER Symphony No.7 (second movement)
CHABRIER Gwendoline: Overture
STRAUSS, R. Don Juan

Asher Fisch conductor
Shane Lowrencev bass-baritone

Principal Conductor Asher Fisch will speak about the music during the concerts and the Orchestra will perform excerpts to illustrate his observations of Wagner’s revolutionary style.

PRESENTED BY West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

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