Articles about German Opera

The Owl, the Nightingale and the Jew in the Thorn-bush: Relocating Anti-Semitism in Die Meistersinger
Cambridge Opera Journal (2016) Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-35

For the past twenty-five years a key piece of evidence for an anti-Semitic subtext in Wagner's Die Meistersinger has been identified in the Grimm Brothers' anti-Semitic tale 'The Jew in the Thorn-bush' and a possible allusion to this in the ...

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony
American Record Guide (2016) Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 17-18

A week earlier Nelsons and the BSO presented two performances of mighty Russian repertoire: Prokofieff's cantata "Alexander Nevsky" and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances." Nevsky's libretto recalls the earlier repulsion of an army of invading Swedes and describes the later depredations visited ...