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...
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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 ...
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Der Ring des Nibelungen discography
The four operas of Richard Wagner's cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen together take about 15 hours, which makes for several records, tapes, or CDs, and a lot of studio time. For this reason, many full Rin...
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
Ride of the Valkyries
The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) is the popular term for the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas by Richard Wagner that constitu...
Ride of the Valkyries - Wikipedia
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...
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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...
Tristan und Isolde - Wikipedia
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...
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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
Siegfried Idyll
The Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103, by Richard Wagner is a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra.
Wagner composed the Siegfried Idyll as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Wagner controversies
The German composer Richard Wagner was a controversial figure during his lifetime, and has continued to be so after his death. Even today he is associated in the minds of many with Nazism and his oper...
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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...
Wesendonck Lieder
The Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91, is a song cycle composed by Richard Wagner while he was working on Tristan und Isolde. This and the Siegfried Idyll are his only two non-operatic works that are still pe...
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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...
Der Ring des Nibelungen: Composition of the poem - Wikipedia
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...
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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...
Die Hochzeit - Wikipedia
List of works for the stage by Wagner
Richard Wagner's works for the stage, representing more than 50 years of creative life, comprise his 13 completed operas and a similar number of failed or abandoned projects. His first effort, begun w...
List of works for the stage by Wagner - Wikipedia