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Wolfgang von Flugelhorn

Wolfgang von Flugelhorn is a writer, critic, and non-conceptual artist based in Perth, Western Australia. He was born in Flugelhorn, a small town in Upper Austria, in 1963. He is editor of the Zeitschrift für Unsozialforschung (Journal of Anti-Social Research) and Emeritus Professor at the University of Lower Flugelhorn where he holds a chair in Paranormal Phenomenology while engaging his core muscles for two minutes every day. He is the author of several monographs including Unlogische Untersuchungen (Illogical Investigations), Sein Unzeitlich (Not Being On Time), and Wahnsinn und Methode (Madness and Method), all of which have been translated into English by Humphrey Bower, but none of which has yet been published in any language.  

'The Threepenny Opera: Barrie Kosky ‘makes it new’ with Brecht and Weil' by Wolfgang von Flügelhorn

ABR Arts 08 March 2024
The enduring popularity of The Threepenny Opera is often attributed to Kurt Weil’s music rather than Bertolt Brecht’s text. As director Barrie Kosky notes with characteristic hyperbole in the Adelaide Festival program for his new production with the Berliner Ensemble: ‘Weil … is as important for the history of music theatre as Wagner.’ Kosky attributes this importance to a certain ambigu ... (read more)

The Marriage of Figaro

ABR Arts 26 October 2021
The Marriage of Figaro is one of my favourite operas. So imagine my delight at being offered a complimentary ticket by my friend and colleague Humphrey Bower to the opening night of a new production by Opera Queensland presented by the West Australian Opera at His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth, as well as being granted the opportunity to step into Humphrey’s shoes and review the production. Fortu ... (read more)