WAGNER ON THE RUN

The subject of the talk on 23 October 2018
by Kevin Painting

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On 23 October 2018, at the lunchtime meeting, the topic of the talk was Richard Wagner, a German composer, who is chiefly known for his operas, The Ring Cycle, Tristan and Isolde and The Master Singers of Nuremberg amongst others.

Until his final years, Wagner's life was characterised by political exile, turbulent love affairs, poverty and repeated flights from his creditors. Kevin Painting (pictured) under the tittle 'Wagner on the Run' gave an informative account of Wagner's life and work.


Kevin Painting, a scientist by training, is a writer, editor, web developer and communications specialist and a classical music enthusiast. He has over 20 years’ experience in international development and genetic resources conservation.

His blog ‘Settling Scores’ is about classical music and includes articles and reviews written for the premier music platform Primephonic and press releases and sleeve-notes for the classical music label Pentatone.

Kevin lives in the The Netherlands but is currently in the UK to see the Royal Opera House production of Wagner's Ring Cycle.