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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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Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
2War einst ne böse Hexe wol Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Gernot
3Wo find ich dich Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Arindal
4Weh mir so nah die fürchterliche Stunde Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Ada
5O musst du Hoffnung schwinden Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Lora
6Ich häufe selbst die Schrecken an Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Ada
7Wie muss ich doch beklagen Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Ada
8Ich seh den Himmel Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Arindal
9O ihr des Busens Hochgefühlte Popularity:

Opera: Feen, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Arindal
10Overture Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
11Kein Zweifel sieben Meilen fort Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
12Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
13He holla Steuermann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
14Was muss ich hören Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br BLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Daland
15Südwind Südwind! Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: recitative,choirVoice: T B B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman/Daland/Dutchman
16Du böses Kind wenn du nicht spinnst Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S cALanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Mary
17Traft ihr das Schiff Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Senta
18Johohoe johoe Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Senta
19Ach wo weilt sie dir Gottes Engel Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S T cALanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Erik/Mary
20Mögst du mein Kind den fremden Mann Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Daland
21Wie aus der Ferne längst vergangner Zeiten Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
22Versank ich jetzt in wunderbares Träumen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Dutchman
23Verzeiht mein Volk hält draussen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.10

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Daland
24Mein seht doch an Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
25Was muss ich hören Gott Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Erik
26Willst jenes Tags du nicht dich mehr entsinnen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Erik
27Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
28Fort auf das Meer treibt es Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
29Zu Hilfe rettet sie Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.10

Type: trio,finaleVoice: T S BLanguage: German

Roles: Erik/Senta/Daland/Dutchman
30Die Frist ist um Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-1

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman
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