Opera in German
Opera in German is the opera of the German-speaking countries. These include Germany, Austria, and the German states that preceded those countries.German-language opera appeared remarkably quickly aft...
The Brilliant, Troubled Legacy of Richard Wagner
As the faithful flock to the Bayreuth Festival in his bicentennial year, the spellbinding German composer continues to fascinate, inspire and infuriate
Richard Wagner - Parsifal
Conducted by Barenboim (P:Kupfer)
Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde
LA Opera's production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Wagner's great ode to sexual ecstasy The return of an iconic coup de theatre. David Hockney's stunning ...
Richard Wagner
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/; [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his ...
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg discography
This is a discography of Richard Wagner's opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg which received its premiere at the Königliches Hof- und National-Theater in Munich, on June 21, 1868.
Das Liebesverbot
Das Liebesverbot (The Ban on Love, WWV 38), is an early opera in two acts by Richard Wagner, with the libretto written by the composer after Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. Described as a Große kom...
The Brilliant, Troubled Legacy of Richard Wagner
As the faithful flock to the Bayreuth Festival in his bicentennial year, the spellbinding German composer continues to fascinate, inspire and infuriate
Mein Leben (Wagner)
Mein Leben (German, My Life) is the title given by the composer Richard Wagner to his autobiography, covering the years from his birth in 1813 to 1864.
Wagner began dictating Mein Leben to his wif...
Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist
Männerlist größer als Frauenlist oder Die glückliche Bärenfamilie (Men Are More Cunning Than Women, or The Happy Bear Family; WWV 48) is an unfinished Singspiel by Richard Wagner, written between 1837...
Die Walküre
Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), WWV 86B, is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner with a German libretto by the composer. It is the second of the four operas that form Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibel...
Die Laune des Verliebten
Die Laune des Verliebten (The Mood of the One in Love) was Richard Wagner's first attempt at an opera project. Written in about 1830, when Wagner was 17, the libretto was based on a play of the same n...
Tristan und Isolde
Tristan und Isolde (Tristan and Isolde, or Tristan and Isolda, or Tristran and Ysolt) is an opera, or music drama, in three acts by Richard Wagner to a German libretto by the composer, based largely o...
Wagner-Werk-Verzeichnis
The Wagner-Werk-Verzeichnis ("Catalogue of Wagner's Works"), usually shortened to WWV, is an index and musicological guide to the 113 musical compositions and works for the stage of Richard Wagner com...
Siegfried (opera)
Siegfried, WWV 86C, is the third of the four operas that constitute Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 16 August 1876,...
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Composition of the music
The composition of the operatic tetralogy The Ring of the Nibelung occupied Richard Wagner for more than a quarter of a century. Conceived around 1848, the work was not finished until 1874, less than ...
Die Feen
Die Feen ([diː feːn], The Fairies) is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. The German libretto was written by the composer after Carlo Gozzi's La donna serpente.Die Feen was Wagner's first comple...
Parsifal
Parsifal (WWV 111) is an opera in three acts by Richard Wagner. It is loosely based on Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, a 13th-century epic poem of the Arthurian knight Parzival (Percival) and his ...
The Flying Dutchman (opera)
Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner.Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography Mein Leben that he had been inspi...
Götterdämmerung
Götterdämmerung ( pronunciation ; Twilight of the Gods), WWV 86D, is the last in Richard Wagner's cycle of four operas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring f...
Bridal Chorus
The "Bridal Chorus" ("Treulich geführt" in German), from the 1850 opera Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner, is a march played for the bride's entrance at many formal weddings throughout the ...
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg ([diː ˈmaɪ̯stɐˌzɪŋɐ fɔn ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk]; "The Master-Singers of Nuremberg") is a music drama (or opera) in three acts, written and composed by Richard Wagner. It is among the...
Das Rheingold discography
This is a discography of Das Rheingold, the first of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), by Richard Wagner, which received its premiere at the National Th...
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel (1843) WWV 69 (in English The Feast of Pentecost, "The Love-Meal of the Apostles") is a piece for orchestra and male choruses by Richard Wagner. It is rarely performed and l...
Faust Overture
The Faust Overture is a concert overture composed by German composer Richard Wagner. Wagner originally composed it between 1839 and 1840, intending it to be the first movement of a Faust Symphony base...
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Composition of the poem
The evolution of Richard Wagner's operatic tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) was a long and tortuous process, and the precise sequence of events which led the composer to em...
Rienzi
Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen (Rienzi, the Last of the Tribunes; WWV 49) is an early opera by Richard Wagner in five acts, with the libretto written by the composer after Bulwer-Lytton's novel of th...
Das Rheingold
Das Rheingold ( pronunciation ; The Rhine Gold), WWV 86A, is the first of the four operas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen ('The Ring of the Nibelung'). It was origin...
Die Hochzeit
Die Hochzeit (The Wedding, WWV 31) is an unfinished opera by Richard Wagner which predates his completed works in the genre. Wagner completed the libretto, then started composing the music in the seco...