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2 August 2017
Composed: 1853-4 Premiered: 22 September 1869, Munich At the bottom of the River Rhine, the dwarf Alberich steals the Rhine gold from the Rhinemaidens, who...
2 August 2017
Composed: 1845-8 Premiered: 28 August 1850, Weimar When the Belgian duchy of Brabant is under threat from attack, help comes from a knight in shining armour,...
2 August 2017
Composed: 1842-5 Premiered: 19 October 1845, Dresden In 13th-century Germany, Tannhäuser, a minstrel, descends from the magical, sensuous world of the...
2 August 2017
Composed: 1840-1 Premiered: 2 January 1843, Dresden Off the coast of Norway, a mysterious sailor and his equally mysterious ship appears. We learn that the...
2 August 2017
Over a life of exile and debt, scandalous affairs and high-level adulation, Wagner wrote operas that not only remain unmatched for drama, controversy and...
28 July 2017
Who are the most thrilling, captivating and brilliant divas to have sung the world’s stages? Ten years ago, we asked the experts to draw up their...
19 July 2017
We pick this year’s must-hear concerts…
18 July 2017
How to keep up with the world's greatest classical music festival...
Benjamin Appl
7 July 2017
Four top singers reveal their favourite rare Lieder
Queen's Hall, before it was bombed (credit: Getty)
30 June 2017
In 1941, a German incendiary bomb destroyed Queen’s Hall, and the jewel in the crown of London’s music venues was lost. Andrew Green tells the...
Benjamin Britten (credit: Getty)
30 June 2017
We explore the English composer's best works
German bass-baritone, Thomas Quasthoff
29 June 2017
Ahead of his new series on BBC Four, we revisit an interview with the German bass-baritone 
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