Richard Wagner

Jonas Kaufmann and Camilla Nylund
Gregor Hohenberg and Anna S Photography

Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:00 PM

In a 2018 performance at Symphony Hall, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an All-Wagner program, including Siegfried Idyll and Act 2 of Tristan und Isolde.

Christine Goerke
Arielle Doneson

Sunday at 7pm, with Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde and James Rutherford as Wotan, Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in the second chapter of Wagner's powerhouse operatic saga "The Ring."

Tanglewood lawn and Shed
John Ferrillo / BSO

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

This concert is no longer available on demand

Follow the opera with the libretto

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Gustav Mahler, in his younger days, was a vegetarian. There's a story, recounted by one of his biographers, about how the composer was teased by fellow musicians in a restaurant when he refused meat, instead asking for spinach and apples.

Mahler might have caught on to this way of eating from reading an essay by none other than classical music's most nortorious veggie-head, Richard Wagner.