Karl Bohm, who is included, had a career that extended through the late 1960s, a decade after Herbert von Karajan had already established himself as a Wagner conductor and Sir Georg Sold had renewed international interest in Der Ring des Nibelungen
with his landmark stereo recording of the cycle.
Kultur is pleased to announce the Blu-ray release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
As Stephan Stompor observed in a review of the 1954 Dessau production of Der Ring des Nibelungen
, "[the performance] proves that we are not willing to relinquish even the smallest part of our humanistic cultural legacy, not even the extremely contradictory and hotly debated Ring.
Since then, opera has flourished all over the world and has developed along different traditions--from Mozart's opera seria Don Giovanni and his comic singspiel Die Zauberfloe (The Magic Flute) to Bellini's bel canto works, Rossini's comic The Barber of Seville, Verdi's dramatic masterpieces Aida and Otello, Wagner's great tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen
, Puccini's romantic La Boheme, and the modern operas of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and Britten.
In order to investigate the connections Wagner saw between these two sets of women, four of his most significant works, Der Fliegende Hollander, Lohengrin, Der Ring des Nibelungen
, and Parsifal, will be examined alongside three of the most prominent, influential, and exploited women in his life: Minna Wagner, Marhilde Wesendonck, and Cosima Wagner.
Hans Richter is remembered first and foremost as a Wagnerian: the first conductor of Der Ring des Nibelungen
at Bayreuth in 1876, amanuensis to Wagner at Tribschen in 1866 making a fair copy of the score of Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, and conductor of the first Ring cycle in English at Covent Garden in 1908.
The Volsunga Saga is the main source of Wagner's opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen
, although names and plot details vary.
NCM Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera will present Robert Lepage's new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, as well as Wagner's Dream , a new documentary chronicling the creation of this ambitious new staging this May.
Written in the middle of the 19th Century, Der Ring des Nibelungen
(The Ring of the Nibelung) is a cycle of four epic operas inspired by Norse sagas.
As for poetry, he produced the texts of Der Ring des Nibelungen
(printed in 1853) and Tristan und Isolde.
Richard Wagner took almost 30 years to create the four operas which form Der Ring des Nibelungen
, to use the original German title.
Also on this day: 1521: Cortes, leading hisSpanish troops, took Tenochtitlan (Mexico City); 1704: The French Army was defeated at Blenheim by the Austrian and the English; 1814: Cape of Good Hope province was ceded to Britain by the Dutch and it became a British colony; 1868: Earthquakes in Peru and Ecuador destroyed four cities and killed over 25,000 people; 1876: The first performance of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
was staged at Bayreuth; 1923: Mustapha Kemal Ataturk was elected president of Turkey; 1960: The Central African Republic became independent; 1972: The last American troops left Vietnam.