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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
91Schlimm furcht ich Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.07

Type: recitativeVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Brünnhilde/Wotan
92Versank ich jetzt in wunderbares Träumen Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: duetVoice: S B-BrLanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Dutchman
93Das sage sie Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.05

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Kurwenal
94Dich selige Frau Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
95So rief der Lenz in den Wald Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Walther
96Fanget an! so rief der Lenz in den Wald Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Walther
97Mein Kurwenal du trauter Freund Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
98Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Steersman
99Als du in kuhnem Sange Popularity:

Opera: TannhäuserComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wolfram
100Sorglose Schmiede schufen wir sonst Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Mime
101Umsonst sucht ich Popularity:

Opera: Rheingold, DasComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Loge
102Den Tag seh ich erscheinen Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Beckmesser
103Mime hiess ein mürrischer Zwerg Popularity:

Opera: GötterdammerungComposer: WagnerAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegfried
104Seit Ewigkeiten harre ich deiner Popularity:

Opera: ParsifalComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Kundry
105Nun hört und versteht mich recht Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: German

Roles: Veit Pogner
106Wo ist Brunnhilde Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
107Auf das Tau! Anker los! Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 1.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
108Als zullendes Kind Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Mime
109Dank König dir dass du zu richten kamst Popularity:

Opera: LohengrinComposer: WagnerAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Friedrich
110Mud am Herd Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: German

Roles: Sieglinde/Hunding
111O ew'ge Nacht süsse Nacht Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan/Isolde
112Verloren ach verloren ewig Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B-Br T SLanguage: German

Roles: Dutchman/Erik/Senta
113Kein Zweifel sieben Meilen fort Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: German

Roles: Daland/Steersman
114Zauberfest bezahmt ein Schlaf Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Siegmund
115Wie sie selig hehr und milde Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Tristan
116Ein andres ist's Popularity:

Opera: Walküre, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Wotan
117Ehrt eure deutschen Meister Popularity:

Opera: Meistersinger von Nürnberg, DieComposer: WagnerAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bass-baritoneLanguage: German

Roles: Sachs
118Hoho Schmiede mein Hammer Popularity:

Opera: SiegfriedComposer: WagnerAct:

Type: Voice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles:
119Du böses Kind wenn du nicht spinnst Popularity:

Opera: Fliegende Holländer, DerComposer: WagnerAct: 2.02

Type: recitative,choirVoice: S cALanguage: German

Roles: Senta/Mary
120Habet acht Popularity:

Opera: Tristan und IsoldeComposer: WagnerAct: 2.11

Type: trioVoice: S T SLanguage: German

Roles: Brangäne/Tristan/Isolde
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