At the Shrine of St. Wagner

At the Shrine of St. Wagner

The Apple Seed

All About Opera

Episode: All About Opera

  • Jun 9, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 23:36 mins

Originally produced for BYUradio's Classical 89, acclaimed actor Ron Fredrickson reads the essay "Mark Twain at Bayreuth", often retitled "At the Shrine of St. Wagner." In his own trademark style marked with wit and grit, Twain uses humor to express his appreciation for the operatic arts. Twain and his family were enthusiastic fans of the arts, and his own daughter, Clara Clemens was a talented contralto singer who was married to acclaimed Russian composer Ossip Gabrilowitsch. We think you will enjoy this delightful perspective on the operatic tradition.