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YOUR GATEWAY TO OPERA AND CLASSICAL MUSIC
FanFaire celebrates RICHARD WAGNER
22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883
Man of Genius... totally incapable of anything ordinary!

OPERAS

THE OPERAS OF RICHARD WAGNER
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TITLE

LIBRETTO
COMPLETED

MUSIC
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FIRST
PERFORMED

1. Die Feen
(The Fairies)

January 1833 January 1834 29 June 1888
Munich
2. Das Liebesverbot
(The Ban on Love)

October 1834 Spring 1836 29 March 1836
Magdeburg
3.Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen
(The Last of the Tribunes)

August 1838 November 1840 20 October 1842
Dresden
4. Der fliegende Holländer
(The Flying Dutchman)

May 1841 November 1841 02 January 1843
Dresden
5. Tannhäuser April 1843 April 1845 19 October 1845
Dresden

6. Lohengrin

November 1845 August 1847 28 August 1850
Weimar

7. Das Rheingold
(The Rhinegold)

November 1852 September 1854 22 September 1869
Munich

8. Die Walküre
(The Valkyrie)

July 1852 March 1856 26 June 1870
Munich

9. Siegfried June 1851 February 1871 16 August 1876
Bayreuth

10. Götterdämmerung
( Twilight of the Gods)

November 1848 November 1874 16 August 1876
Bayreuth

11. Tristan und Isolde

September 1857 August 1859 10 June 1865
Munich

12. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
(The Mastersingers of Nuremberg)

January 1862 October 1867 21 June 1868
Munich

13. Parsifal April 1877 January 1882 26 July 1882
Bayreuth
NOTES:
Tannhäuser was revised in 1847 and in 1860-61.
Siegfried
was first entitled Der junge Siegfried; the text was revised in 1852 and 1856.
Götterdämmerung
was first entitled Siegfried’s Tod; the text was revised in 1849, 1852 and 1856.
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