In preparation of the new staging of Richard Wagner’s “Rhinegold” at English National Opera, Barbara Eichner was interviewed by Sarah Mohr-Pietsch for “Music Matters” on BBC Radio 3. They discussed aspects of Wagner’s translation, especially when dealing with archaic language, and the composer’s attitudes to having his texts translated into other languages for international distribution. You can listen to the programme through the link below (the Wagner conversation starts at 30:15):