Die Meistersinger: The View from the Pit

Die Meistersinger: The View from the Pit

This is the first of a series, produced by the MET Orchestra Musicians in collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera, that will go further than “behind-the-scenes.” It will delve into the hearts and minds of the artists and craftspeople who make opera’s greatest stage come alive seven times per week.

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Playing in Wagner's World

Playing in Wagner's World

In September, 2013, Allegro published a three-part series of articles by MET Orchestra Musicians celebrating the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner. In the second of these, principal hornist Erik Ralske discusses coming from a lifetime spent in symphonic music to the discovery of just what makes Wagner so great.

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