richard wagner http://iowapublicradio.org en Heppner, Stemme in Houston's "Tristan" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/heppner-stemme-houstons-tristan <p>Join us at noon for the opera that changed music: Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. As Tristan is no less than Ben Heppner, "open-hearted, in robust and thrilling voice… His Tristan is less a hero and more a tortured, troubled soul, filled with longing, pride, and confusion." As Isolde is Swedish soprano Nina Stemme, who "fascinates by her ability to combine vocal beauty with dramatic force."</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:29:14 +0000 Barney Sherman 32863 at http://iowapublicradio.org Heppner, Stemme in Houston's "Tristan" SF Opera Returns with Die Walkure http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sf-opera-returns-die-walkure <p>Join us Saturday at noon as the San Francisco Opera broadcast season begins with Wagner's <em>The Valkyries</em>, the second installment in his Ring cycle. In this production, "theatrical and musical vitality fused to create a tale of enormous emotional urgency," according to the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em>. Donald Runnicles conducts, Mark Delavan is Wotan and Nina Stemme is Brunnhilde.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 02:56:34 +0000 Barney Sherman 28312 at http://iowapublicradio.org SF Opera Returns with Die Walkure This Week on University Concert http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-university-concert <p>This week on University Concert, we'll hear selections from three 2010 concerts by the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, a graduate student ensemble directed by Dr. William LaRue Jones.&nbsp; They'll be playing music by Schumann, Shostakovich, and Wagner.</p><p>University Concert is our weekly spotlight on live music taking place on college and university campuses across the state.&nbsp; It can be heard Saturday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 21:13:17 +0000 Karen Impola 27977 at http://iowapublicradio.org