Conductor Collapses During Wagner Opera

An attack of Lumbago has been blamed for forcing Vienna Opera’s musical director Franz Welser-Moest (pictured) … Read more »

Verdi Or Wagner: Who’s Better?

As Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner both celebrate bicentenaries in 2013, Ivan Hewett asks opera experts … Read more »

Swastika Tattoo Forces Singer From Bayreuth

Evgeny Nikitin (pictured), who was singing the lead in this season’s only new production (“The Flying … Read more »