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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
1Kehrte der Vater nun heim Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: S B T S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding/Siegmund/Brünnhilde/Wotan
2Schutst mich und helft Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.03

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
3Leb wohl du kühnes herrliches Kind Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.06

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
4Der Männer Sippe sass hier im Saal Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
5Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
6Wo in Bergen du dich birgst Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles:
7Eien Waffe lass mich dir weisen Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
8Du bist der Lenz Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
9Intermezzo 2 Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
10Der alte Sturm Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br MzLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan/Fricka
11Schlimm furcht ich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
12O sag kunde Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
13Siegmund sieh auf mich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Siegmund
14The Ride of the Valkyries Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
15Wo ist Brunnhilde Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
16Trägst du Sorge mir zu vertrauen Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S T B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Siegmund/Wotan
17Overture Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: German

Roles:
18Afgemat bij de haar Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
19Dich selige Frau Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
20O susseste Wonne Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
21Nun zaume den Ross Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
22So ist denn aus Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: German

Roles: Fricka
23Was keinem in Worten ich kunde Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.08

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
24Raste nun hier Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.11

Type: recitative,duetVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund/Sieglinde
25Zauberfest bezahmt ein Schlaf Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
26Hojoto..Die Walkuren Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde
27War es so schmalich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.05

Type: recitative,duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
28Was Herd dies auch sei Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Siegmund
29Friedmund darf ich nicht heissen Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
30Ein Schwert verhiess mir der Vater Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde
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