Kultur is pleased to announce the Blu-ray release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
Wagner's 'Ring' cycle - Der Ring des Nibelungen
(The Ring of the Nibelung) - is reputedly a monster: four operas telling an epic tale of gods and dwarves and giants through music which, once heard, is never likely to be forgotten.
The greatest modernist production of Gotterdammerung, the final part of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, is the BBC documentary of he and Georg Solti's recording of it.
He tells me: "As anyone who came last time knows, anything goes on open mic evenings - poems, monologues, sketches, readings, songs, scenes, playlets, animal acts, ballet, opera, low wire acts - or excerpts from the Der Ring des Nibelungen
in the original German.
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." (26) Central to the SED's anti-fascist narrative of reactionary and progressive strands of culture in the early 1950s was Georg Lukacs's polarization of rationalism and irrationalism as the intellectual constituents of socialism and capitalist fascism respectively.
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.
What type of creature was a Nibelung, as portrayed in Wagner's operatic cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen
Ring und Gral: Texte, Kommentare und Interpretationen zu Richard Wagners 'Der Ring des Nibelungen
', 'Tristan und Isolde', 'Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg' und 'Parsifal'.
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.
(7.) Silke Leopold, "Von der Allgewalt vollsten Hingebungseifers: Weibsbilder in Wagners `Ring,'" in Richard Wagner: "Der Ring des Nibelungen
": Ansichten des Mythos, ed.
A surprise Sundance filmmakers' trophy winner, this amusing, if slight, docu takes a look at the average Joes who toil behind the scenes while various gods and divas sing their lungs out during a staging of the 17-hour "Der Ring Des Nibelungen