Verdi and/or Wagner?
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Talk at Buxton Festival Pavilion, Buxton
Guiseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the two greatest operatic composers of their time, were born in 1813 in different countries and different traditions. Verdi’s affecting melodies give voice to the passion and sensuality of Italy; Wagner’s harmonies possess a nervous intensity, echoing the metaphysical dream-life of Germany. Is it possible to love both composers equally, or do we still choose one over the other for reasons of taste, ideology or nationality? Peter Conrad explores their affinities and differences with Stephen Barlow, the Festival’s Artistic Director.
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