Richard Wagner

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Country of Birth:

Germany

Year of Birth:

1813

Year of Death:

1883

About the composer Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (German pronunciation: ; 22 May 1813  - 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were later called). Wagner's compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex texture, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs: musical themes associated with individual characters, places, ideas or plot elements. Unlike most other opera composers, Wagner wrote both the music and libretto for every one of his stage works. Perhaps the two best-known extracts from his works are the Ride of the Valkyries from the opera Die Walküre, and the Wedding March (Bridal Chorus) from the opera Lohengrin.
Initially establishing his reputation as a composer of works such as The Flying Dutchman and Tannhäuser which were in the romantic traditions of Weber and Meyerbeer, Wagner transformed operatic thought through his concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk ("total work of art"). This would achieve the synthesis of all the poetic, visual, musical and dramatic arts and was announced in a series of essays between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realized this concept most fully in the first half of the monumental four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen. However, his thoughts on the relative importance of music and drama were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional operatic forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
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Operas by Richard Wagner


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1Overture

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
2The Ride of the Valkyries

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
3Overture

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
4Overture

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
5Overture

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
6Overture

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
7Trauermarsch

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: German

Roles:
8Overture

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
9Liebestod

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.18-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
10Overture

Opera: RienziComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
11Overture

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
12Overture

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
13Walhall

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
14Steuermann lass die Wacht

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
15Treulich geführt

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
16Mild und leise wie er lächelt

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Isolde
17Einzug der Gäste

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
18Venusberg

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
19O du mein holder Abendstern

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
20Overture

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
21Fliegt heim ihr Raben

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
22Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
23Ho jo to ho

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
24Siegfrieds Rheinfahrt

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
25Dich teure Halle

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Elisabeth
26Siegmund heiss ich

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
27Bacchanale

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
28O sink hernieder

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
29Das Rheingold

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
30Amfortas die Wunde

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Parsifal
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