Maestro Saul Lilienstein leads an in-depth exploration into the music and themes of German Romantic Opera as he traces its development through five great works: Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Weber’s “Der Freischütz”, and Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”,”Tannhäuser” and “Lohengrin” (picture).
Saul Lilienstein is a frequent lecturer at the Smithsonian, John Hopkins University, Washington National Opera and the Wagner Society.
In the past two years he has given all-day seminars at the Goethe Institut on Meistersinger and “Rediscovering Richard Wagner through His Music.”
This event is part of an ongoing series commemorating Wagner’s 200th birthday and reflecting the complexity of the man. Richard Wagner is a composer who has always provoked either enthusiasm or resolute objection. His biography has its dark sides, but his concept of a Gesamtkunstwerk and the operas he created are part of the repertoire of opera houses almost everywhere in the world.
Date: March 23 from 10AM to 5.30PM
Location: Goethe-Institut, 817 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC
Tickets: $100, WSWDC and FOGI Members: $75
For tickets and information: 703-370-1923