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FanFaire celebrates RICHARD WAGNER
22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883
Man of Genius... totally incapable of anything ordinary!

VIDEOS

Below are organized playlists of videos on Wagner and his operas posted on YouTube. Click on a title to watch the video.

DOCUMENTARIES / FILMS on Richard Wagner, the man and the artist:

Stephen Fry on Wagner completo subtítulos en Español

Stephen Fry on Wagner completo subtítulos en Español

BBC Stephen Fry

“SILENT WAGNER” (The complete 1913 RARE biographical film)

“SILENT WAGNER” (The complete 1913 RARE biographical film)

***TOO ALL WHO READ THIS…PLEASE READ MY PUBLIC DISCLAIMER/APOLOGY ON MY YOUTUBE PROFILE (“About Ronbeadle’s Channel”).***

“The Life and Works of Richard Wagner”, directed by Carl Fröhlich, was first released on November 20, 1913 and was the first ever ‘bio-pic’ in cinematic history. What is extraordinary, however, is that it predates “D.W.Griffiths” and “Birth of a Nation”, usually described as the first ‘long’ silent, at a time when most silents ran for 10 minutes at most.

Fröhlich’s film runs for over 80 minutes!

Made when Cosima Wagner was very much in the ascendance, and newly restored with English inter-titles, but preserving the original 1913 tinting, this film is a revelation about many aspects of Wagner’s life, early film making, as well as preserving the historical accuracy of the sets and costumes of the time.

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N.B.
The film has NO audio whatsoever, and I have decided not to create a musical track for it. The disturbing cynical commentary on the dvd by Tony Palmer (who helped restore this film) I have also left out, to keep the purity and natural beauty of this film intact.

You can play some quiet Wagner (like Siegfried Idyll, or the preludes to Lohengrin or Parsifal) in the background if you’d like.

THANK YOU…AND ENJOY THIS RARITY AMONG FILMS!
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“WAGNER – THE COMPLETE EPIC” (as seen on TV) by Tony Palmer w/RICHARD BURTON

“WAGNER – THE COMPLETE EPIC” (as seen on TV) by Tony Palmer w/RICHARD BURTON

***TOO ALL WHO READ THIS…PLEASE READ MY PUBLIC DISCLAIMER/APOLOGY ON MY YOUTUBE PROFILE (“About Ronbeadle’s Channel”).***

Filmed in 200 different locations in 6 different European countries as part of the centenary of Wagner’s death, this film was the biggest East-West production in the history of television. Notably for shooting the original places Richard Wagner visited, lived and worked. The film took 7 months to complete and was written by Charles Wood in conjunction with the Bayreuth estate and Wolfgang Wagner (Wagner’s grandson).

The film was filmed in widescreen and in 35mm Dolby Stereo.

The music was recorded by Sir Georg Solti especially for the film and features many notable actors, including:

Sir Richard Burton
Vanessa Redgrave
Sir Laurence Olivier
Sir John Gielgud
Sir Ralph Richardson
Ronald Pickup
Cyril Cusack
Sir William Walton

Despite the controversy on the length of this film, I can claim that my upload is the “complete” film as seen on TV in 1983 (taken from the four full original vhs tapes). The latest dvd version (there are now three different editions) is supposedly complete, but if you compare them, there is up to almost an hour of more footage in mine. I heard that Tony Palmer went back and edited out some footage, as well as recut some of the sequences for the last dvd release.

The film has many drawbacks nevertheless, Wagner’s philosophical/esoteric ideas are not exposed. His inspired way with mythology and legend is not covered at all either. His friendships and relations with many of the great men and artists etc at the time are not even taken in consideration…Not only that but Wagner’s compassionate, profound and humane nature is utterly glossed over…leaving the man completely political and spiteful, which is totally wrong.

In any case…part of the reason of why I decided to publish this on youtube was because:

1) To present it complete on youtube, and not in broken up segments and short clips.
2) It is ultra rare, and well-nigh impossible to find.
3) Not many people know about it, or even have heard of it.
4) To clear up the controversy on the length of the film (just read the reviews on amazon.)

PS: When you watch this, make sure you’re on wi-fi or have an unlimited internet data plan!


A personal documentary “Wagner and ME” by Stephen Fry -British actor and radio and TV host; “Silent Wagner” – a 1913 silent film (directed by Carl Froehlich) and the first ever full-length biopic; “Wagner” – Tony Palmer’s epic film starring Richard Burton as Wagner

Famous Wagner Documentary: “In the Eye of the Ring”

Famous Wagner Documentary: “In the Eye of the Ring”

***TOO ALL WHO READ THIS…PLEASE READ MY PUBLIC DISCLAIMER/APOLOGY ON MY YOUTUBE PROFILE (“About Ronbeadle’s Channel”).***

An amazing Introduction to the world of symbols in Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelung”.

Also, the documentary breaks down and reveals all the Leitmotiv’s, characters, scenes, plots, metaphors, mythology, and names in Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

Illustrations mainly by Arthur Rackham and music conducted by Jeffrey Tate and The National Orchestra of France.

Actually…this is way more than an introduction!

ENJOY!!!

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 1

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 1

Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 — 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, 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.

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 2

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 2

Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 — 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, 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.

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 3

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 3

Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 — 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, 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.

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 4

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 4

Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 — 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, 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.

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 5

Richard Wagner Documentary 1874 Part 5

Wilhelm Richard Wagner ( /ˈvɑːɡnər/; German pronunciation: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ]; 22 May 1813 — 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, 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.


“In the Eye of the Ring”; A documentary on Wagner & the Ring Cycle by Howard Goodall, British composer of musicals and host of music-based radio/TV programs
 
 

THE EARLY OPERAS

Die Feen

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LYRIC OPERA OF LOS ANGELES
DIE FEEN
06/17/2010

Die Feen (Les Fées) – Podcast

Die Feen (Les Fées) – Podcast

DIE FEEN de Richard Wagner
Mise en scène : Emilio Sagi
Direction musicale : Marc Minkowski

Dans cette œuvre de jeunesse, encore fortement influencée par Weber, on trouve certains éléments (la question interdite, l’épée salvatrice, l’épreuve rédemptrice) préfigurant les ouvrages de la maturité. Les Fées: le Wagner que vous n’avez jamais vu.

A partir du 27 mars 2009

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Réalisation : Tom Volf

www.chatelet-theatre.com

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 1 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 1 of 8)

Chor. “Schwinget euch auf”

Original File: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nzLguKDrCg

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 2 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 2 of 8)

Recitative. Farzana & Zemina: “Soll ich, wie du…”

Original Files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szF5WVZbWxI
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8spgp_ouverture-des-fees-de-wagner-au-the_music

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 3 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 3 of 8)

Recitative. Gunther, Morald & Gernot: “Was seh’ ich?…”

Original Files:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8spgp_ouverture-des-fees-de-wagner-au-the_music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uy2KN6gxrk

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 4 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 4 of 8)

Aria. Arindal: “Wo find ich dich, wo wird mir Trost?”

Original Files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHceTeWWbCM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgtLMRzkiTs

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 5 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 5 of 8)

Recitative. Gernot & Arindal: “Da steht ihr nun…”
Romance. Gernot: “War einst’ ne böse Hexe wohl”
Quartet. Gunther, Arindal, Gernot & Morald: “Arindal!”

Original Files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3fembI1dmc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2U2ydY4qO0

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 7 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 7 of 8)

Cavatina. Ada: “Wie muss ich doch beklagen”
Recitative. Arindal & Ada: “Wo bin ich?…”

Original Files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rHWhEa3kBs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFwQKNdGMBQ

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 8 of 8)

Wagner’s Die Feen: A Visual Pasticcio (Act 1, Part 8 of 8)

Chor. “Auf, Arindal…”

Original Files:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFwQKNdGMBQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P_Ppf64Rss


The Lyric Opera of Los Angeles production
 
 

Das Liebesverbot

Das Liebesverbot- Overture

Das Liebesverbot- Overture

R.Wagner
Das Liebesverbot- Overture

Graz Opernhaus 1983
Cond. Niksa Bareza

Das Liebesverbot

Das Liebesverbot

R.Wagner
Das Liebesverbot
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Escena de Friedrich (ACTO II) 1ª parte
Friedrich: Joszef Dene

Graz Opernhaus 1983
Cond. Niksa Bareza

Das Liebesverbot

Das Liebesverbot

R.Wagner
Das Liebesverbot
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Escena de Friedrich (ACTO II) 2ª parte
Friedrich: Joszef Dene

Graz Opernhaus 1983
Cond. Niksa Bareza


The LandesbuehnenSachsen production
 

Rienzi

Wagner – Rienzi, part I (Lang-Lessing)

Wagner – Rienzi, part I (Lang-Lessing)

LOHENGRIN de Richard Wagner – Opera completa subtitulada en español

LOHENGRIN de Richard Wagner – Opera completa subtitulada en español

Ópera Estatal de Viena

Enrique I el Pajarero – Robert Lloyd
Lohengrin – Plácido Domingo
Elsa de Brabante – Cheryl Studer
Friedrich de Telramund – Hartmut Welker
Ortrud, esposa de Telramund – Dunja Vejzovic
El heraldo del rey – Georg Tichy

Coro y Orquesta de la Ópera Estatal de Viena

Director – Claudio Abbado

Wagner – Rienzi (Lang-Lessing) [bonus]

Wagner – Rienzi (Lang-Lessing) [bonus]


Deutsche Oper Berlin 2010 + Bonus Feature

THE LATER OPERAS

Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner – Der Fliegende Holländer – Franz Grundheber – Hildegard Behrens – Savonlinna 1988 – 1/2

Wagner – Der Fliegende Holländer – Franz Grundheber – Hildegard Behrens – Savonlinna 1988 – 1/2

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER :

Oper in 3 Akten von Richard Wagner , Libretto von Richard Wagner nach Heinridh Heine

Opéra en 3 actes de Richard Wagner , livret de Richard Wagner d’après Heinridh Heine

Opera in 3 acts from Richard Wagner , libretto of Richard Wagner after Heinridh Heine

Chor und Orchester des Savonlinnas Festpiel / Choeurs et Orchestre du Festival de Savonlinna / Savonlinna Opera FestivalOrchestra and Choir

Musikalische Leitung / Direction : Leif Segerstam
Inszenierung/ Mise en scène/ Production : Ilkka Bäckmann
Bühnenbild und Kostüme / Décors et costumes / Stage and costume design :Juhani Pirskanen

Bildregie/ Réalisateur /Video direction : Aarno Cronvall

Der Holländer / The Dutchman / Le Hollandais : Franz Grundheber
Senta : Hildegard Behrens
Daland : Matti Salminen
Erik : Raimo Sirkiä
Mary : Anita Välkki
Der Steurmann / The Steersman / Le Pilote : Jorma Silvasti

1988

Wagner “Der fliegende Holländer” Roma 1997

Wagner “Der fliegende Holländer” Roma 1997

Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner

Der Holländer………….José van Dam
Daland………………..Ulrich Dünnebach
Senta…………………Sue Patchell
Erik………………….Glenn Winslade
Steuermann…………….Tommaso Randazzo
Mary………………….Mette Ejsing
Chorus & Orchestra of the Teatro dell`Opera Roma
Marcel Seminara, chorus-master
Philipp Jordan, conductor
Roma 1997

Wagner – Der Fliegende Holländer (Sawallisch)

Wagner – Der Fliegende Holländer (Sawallisch)

Wagner : “Der fliegende Holländer” (Netherlands Opera, 2010)

Wagner : “Der fliegende Holländer” (Netherlands Opera, 2010)

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

“Der fliegende Holländer”
(The Flying Dutchman)

Daland – Robert Lloyd
Senta – Catherine Nagelstad
Erik – Marco Jentzsch
Mary – Marina Prudenskaja
Steersman – Oliver Ringelhahn
The Dutchman – Juha Uusitalo

Martin Kušej (director)
Martin Zehetgruber (set designs)
Heide Kastler (costumes)
Reinhard Traub (lighting)
Sebastian Huber (dramaturgy)
Joost Honselaar (television director)

Chorus of the Netherlands Opera (chorus master: Martin Wright)
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

Live on 16 and 25 February 2010, at The Amsterdam Music Theatre, Netherlands.

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer / Thielemann – Weikl – Voigt -Salminen /

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer / Thielemann – Weikl – Voigt -Salminen /

Holländer – Bernd Weikl
Senta – Deborah Voigt
Daland – Matti Salminen
conductor – Christian Thielemann
Production by Götz Friedrich Tokio 1998


Savonlinna Festival; Netherlands Opera; Teatro dell`Opera Roma; Bayerische Staatsoper; Gotz Friedrich/Tokyo

Lohengrin

LOHENGRIN de Richard Wagner – Opera completa subtitulada en español

LOHENGRIN de Richard Wagner – Opera completa subtitulada en español

Ópera Estatal de Viena

Enrique I el Pajarero – Robert Lloyd
Lohengrin – Plácido Domingo
Elsa de Brabante – Cheryl Studer
Friedrich de Telramund – Hartmut Welker
Ortrud, esposa de Telramund – Dunja Vejzovic
El heraldo del rey – Georg Tichy

Coro y Orquesta de la Ópera Estatal de Viena

Director – Claudio Abbado

Lohengrin, Scala 2012 (Barenboim, Kaufmann, Pape)

Lohengrin, Scala 2012 (Barenboim, Kaufmann, Pape)

Kaufmann, Dasch, Pape, Tomason
Barenboim
no sub

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin / Sawallisch – Kollo – Ligendza – Randová /

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin / Sawallisch – Kollo – Ligendza – Randová /

Rene Kollo – Lohengrin
Catarina Ligendza – Elsa
Eva Randova – Ortrud
Leif Roar Karl Ridderbusch. Wolfgang Brendel.
Dir.: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Bayerische Staatsoper Munich


Vienna State Opera; Teatro alla Scala; Bayerische Staatsoper

Die Meistersinger

Fanget an! (first act): Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Fanget an! (first act): Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Hans Sachs: Bernd Weikl
Veit Pogner: Manfred Schenk
Fritz Kothner: Jef Vermeersch
Beckmesser: Herman Prey
Walther: Siegfried Jerusalem

Orchester und Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele. Horst Stein conductor. Wolfgang Wagner

Fanget an! (cont.): Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Fanget an! (cont.): Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Hans Sachs: Bernd Weikl
Veit Pogner: Manfred Schenk
Fritz Kothner: Jef Vermeersch
Beckmesser: Herman Prey
Walther: Siegfried Jerusalem

Orchester und Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele. Horst Stein conductor. Wolfgang Wagner

Meistersinger Act II (1 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (1 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester, Horst Stein

Meistersinger Act II (2 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (2 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml, Bayreuther F

Meistersinger Act II (3 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (3 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml,

Meistersinger Act II (4 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (4 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml, Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester, Horst Stein

Meistersinger Act II (5 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (5 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml, Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester, Horst Stein

Meistersinger Act II (6 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (6 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml, Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester, Horst Stein

Meistersinger Act II (7 of 7)

Meistersinger Act II (7 of 7)

Bernd Weikl, Mari Anne Haggander, Marga Schiml, Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester, Horst Stein


Bayreuth Festival – Excerpts:Act 1; Scenes from Act 2

Parsifal

Wagner : “PARSIFAL” — the Whole (Bayreuth, 1998)

Wagner : “PARSIFAL” — the Whole (Bayreuth, 1998)

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

“PARSIFAL”

Amfortas – Falk Struckmann
Titurel – Matthias Hölle
Gurnemanz – Hans Sotin
Parsifal – Poul Elming
Klingsor – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Kundry – Linda Watson
1. Ritter – Richard Brunnen
2. Ritter – Sándor Sólyom-Nagy
1. Knappe – Sarah Fryer
2. Knappe – Jane Turner
3. Knappe – Helmut Pampuch
4. Knappe – Peter Maus
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Claudia Barainsky
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Joyce Guyer
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Simone Schröder
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Katerina Beranova
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Dorothee Jansen
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Laura Nykänen
Altsolo – Andrea Bönig

Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli

Choreography – Iván Markó
Choral Conducting – Norbert Balatsch
Costume Design – Reinhard Heinrich
Stage director and Set designer – Wolfgang Wagner

Live from the Bayreuth Festival, 1998.

Wagner : “PARSIFAL” — the Whole (Bayreuth, 1998)

Wagner : “PARSIFAL” — the Whole (Bayreuth, 1998)

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

“PARSIFAL”

Amfortas – Falk Struckmann
Titurel – Matthias Hölle
Gurnemanz – Hans Sotin
Parsifal – Poul Elming
Klingsor – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Kundry – Linda Watson
1. Ritter – Richard Brunnen
2. Ritter – Sándor Sólyom-Nagy
1. Knappe – Sarah Fryer
2. Knappe – Jane Turner
3. Knappe – Helmut Pampuch
4. Knappe – Peter Maus
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Claudia Barainsky
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Joyce Guyer
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Simone Schröder
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Katerina Beranova
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Dorothee Jansen
Klingsors Zaubermädchen – Laura Nykänen
Altsolo – Andrea Bönig

Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Giuseppe Sinopoli

Choreography – Iván Markó
Choral Conducting – Norbert Balatsch
Costume Design – Reinhard Heinrich
Stage director and Set designer – Wolfgang Wagner

Live from the Bayreuth Festival, 1998.

Richard Wagner – Parsifal 2.Aufzug – Bayreuth 2012

Richard Wagner – Parsifal 2.Aufzug – Bayreuth 2012

Parsifal 2.Aufzug, Bühnenweihfestspiel von Richard Wagner, Bayreuth, Bayreuther Festspiele 2012

0:00:00 Vorspiel/Prelude
0:02:12 Die Zeit ist da. – Schon lockt mein Zauberschloß den Toren
0:05:46 Ach! – Ach! Tiefe Nacht!
0:15:56 Hier war das Tosen! Hier, hier!
0:20:02 Komm, komm, holder Knabe!
0:25:11 Parsifal! – Weile!
0:28:24 Dies alles hab’ ich nun geträumt?
0:32:02 Ich sah das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust
0:37:11 Wehe! Wehe! Was tat ich? Wo war ich?
0:42:11 Amfortas! – Die Wunde! – Die Wunde!
0:49:45 Grausamer! Fühlst du im Herzen nur and’rer Schmerzen
1:01:45 Vergeh, unseliges Weib!

Chorleitung: Eberhard Friedrich
Kostüme: Gesine Völlm
Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Dirigent: Philippe Jordan
Ausstattung: Heike Scheele
Inszenierung: Stefan Herheim

Detlef Roth (Amfortas)
Diógenes Randes (Titurel)
Kwangchul Youn (Gurnemanz)
Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal)
Thomas Jesatko (Klingsor)
Susan Maclean (Kundry)
Arnold Bezuyen (1. Gralsritter)
Christian Tschelebiew (2. Gralsritter)
Julia Borchert (1. Knappe)
Ulrike Helzel (2. Knappe)
Clemens Bieber (3. Knappe)
Willem Van der Heyden (4. Knappe)
Julia Borchert (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Martina Rüping (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Carola Guber (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Christiane Kohl (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Jutta Maria Böhnert (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Ulrike Helzel (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Simone Schröder (Altsolo)

Richard Wagner – Parsifal 3.Aufzug – Bayreuth 2012

Richard Wagner – Parsifal 3.Aufzug – Bayreuth 2012

Parsifal 3.Aufzug, Bühnenweihfestspiel von Richard Wagner, Bayreuth, Bayreuther Festspiele 2012

0:00:00 Vorspiel/Prelude
0:05:40 Von dorther kam das Stöhnen
0:13:30 Heil dir, mein Gast!
0:19:54 Heil mir, daß ich dich wiederfinde!
0:23:54 O Herr! War es ein Fluch, der dich vom rechten Pfad vertrieb
0:30:45 Nicht so! – Die heil’ge Quelle selbst erquicke unsres Pilgers Bad
0:34:30 Gesegnet sei, du Reiner, durch das Reine!
0:39:31 Wie dünkt mich doch die Aue heut so schön – Karfreitagszauber
0:42:22 Du siehst, das ist nicht so
0:48:10 Mittag. – Die Stund’ ist da
0:52:36 Geleiten wir im bergenden Schrein den Gral zum heiligen Amte
0:56:13 Ja, Wehe! Wehe! Weh’ über mich!
1:03:34 Nur eine Waffe taugt
1:07:39 Höchsten Heiles Wunder!

Chorleitung: Eberhard Friedrich
Kostüme: Gesine Völlm
Chor der Bayreuther Festspiele
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
Dirigent: Philippe Jordan
Ausstattung: Heike Scheele
Inszenierung: Stefan Herheim

Detlef Roth (Amfortas)
Diógenes Randes (Titurel)
Kwangchul Youn (Gurnemanz)
Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal)
Thomas Jesatko (Klingsor)
Susan Maclean (Kundry)
Arnold Bezuyen (1. Gralsritter)
Christian Tschelebiew (2. Gralsritter)
Julia Borchert (1. Knappe)
Ulrike Helzel (2. Knappe)
Clemens Bieber (3. Knappe)
Willem Van der Heyden (4. Knappe)
Julia Borchert (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Martina Rüping (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Carola Guber (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Christiane Kohl (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Jutta Maria Böhnert (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Ulrike Helzel (Klingsors Zaubermädchen)
Simone Schröder (Altsolo)

Richard Wagner – Parsifal

Richard Wagner – Parsifal

Parsifal est un « festival scénique sacré » (en allemand : Bühnenweihfestspiel, selon l’appellation de Wagner) en trois actes de Richard Wagner créé le 26 juillet 1882 lors du second festival de Bayreuth. Il se fonde sur l’épopée médiévale Parzival de Wolfram von Eschenbach et sur Perceval ou le Conte du Graal de Chrétien de Troyes.

PARSIFAL. WAGNER. LEVINE. FINAL ACT 1. METROPOLITAN OPERA.

PARSIFAL. WAGNER. LEVINE. FINAL ACT 1. METROPOLITAN OPERA.

“WEIN UND BROT DES LETZTEN MAHLES”. FINAL ACT 1.

WAGNER. PARSIFAL. FINAL ACT 3. LEVINE. LIVE. METROPOLITAN OPERA

WAGNER. PARSIFAL. FINAL ACT 3. LEVINE. LIVE. METROPOLITAN OPERA

RICHARD WAGNER. PARSIFAL. FINAL ACT 3. LIVE. LEVINE. METROPOLITAN OPERA. 1993.
KURT MOLL. SIEGFRIED JERUSALEM. WALTRAUD MEIER, BERN WEIKL. FRANZ MAZURA.

Richard Wagner: Parsifal /Gatti-Kaufmann-Dalayman-Pape/

Richard Wagner: Parsifal /Gatti-Kaufmann-Dalayman-Pape/

Parsifal…………….Jonas Kaufmann
Kundry………………Katarina Dalayman
Amfortas…………….Peter Mattei
Gurnemanz……………René Pape
Klingsor…………….Evgeny Nikitin
Titurel……………..Rúni Brattaberg
Voice……………….Maria Zifchak
First Esquire………..Jennifer Forni
Second Esquire……….Lauren McNeese
Third Esquire………..Andrew Stenson
Fourth Esquire……….Mario Chang
First Knight…………Mark Schowalter
Second Knight………..Ryan Speedo Green
Flower Maidens: Kiera Duffy, Lei Xu, Irene Roberts, Haeran Hong, Katherine Whyte, Heather Johnson
Conductor……………Daniele Gatti


Bayreuth Festival 1998 and 2012; MET 1993 & 2013 (Excerpts)

Tannhauser

Wagner TANNHÄUSER Wenkoff,Jones,Sotin,Weikl,Schunk,Pickering 1978 sub español

Wagner TANNHÄUSER Wenkoff,Jones,Sotin,Weikl,Schunk,Pickering 1978 sub español

Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner (Leipzig 1813 – Venecia 1883) se basó para escribir el libreto de Tannhäuser en una leyenda medieval. Wagner, aunque luterano, refleja en su obra un ambiente católico al que trata con sumo respeto e incluso admiración. La penitencia y la expiación del pecado así como la redención a través del amor, son temas en los que vuelve a incidir en esta obra.
El ballet que sigue a la obertura, fue creado especialmente para la ópera de París (1861) y es conocido como La Bacanal del Venusberg (Monte de Venus). En la obra utiliza el leitmotiv pero aplicándolo con moderación y sus personajes aún cantan arias, dúos…
La ópera dividida en tres actos, fue estrenada en el Hofoper de Dresde el 19 de octubre en 1845. La dirección musical estuvo a cargo del propio Wagner, siendo sus intérpretes: el tenor Joseph Aloys Tichatscheck (Tannhäuser), Wihelmine Schröder-Devrient (Venus) y Johanna Wagner (Elisabeth), sobrina del maestro.

Tannhäuser: Spas Wenkoff
Elisabeth/Venus: Gwyneth Jones
Hermann: Hans Sotin
Wolfram: Bernd Weikl
Walter: Robert Schunk
Heinrich: John Pickering
Biterolf: Frank Mazura
Reinmar: Heinz Feldhoff

Director: Sir Colin Davis
Bayreuth 1978

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 1/3

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 1/3

TANNHÄUSER

Oper in 3 Akten von Richard Wagner , Libretto von Richard Wagner

Opéra en 3 actes de Richard Wagner , livret de Richard Wagner

Opera in 3 acts from Richard Wagner , libretto of Richard Wagner

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiel / Choeurs et Orchestre du Festival de Bayreuth / Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival

Musikalische Leitung / Direction : Giuseppe Sinopoli
Choreinstudierung / Chef de choeurs / Chorus direction : Norbert Balatsch
Inszenierung/ Mise en scène/ Production : Wolfgang Wagner

Besetzung / distribution / cast :

Tannhäuser : Richard Versalle
Elisabeth : Cheryl Studer
Wolfram : Wolfgang Brendel
Venus : Ruthild Engert-Ely
Landgraf Hermann : Hans Sotin
Walter von der Vogelheide : William Pell
Biterolf : Siegfried Vogel
Heinrich der Schreiber : Clemens Bieber
Reinmar von Zweter : Sandor Solyom-Nagy
Ein junger Hirt / un jeune pâtre / a young shepherd : Joy Robinson

1989

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 2/3

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 2/3

TANNHÄUSER

Oper in 3 Akten von Richard Wagner , Libretto von Richard Wagner

Opéra en 3 actes de Richard Wagner , livret de Richard Wagner

Opera in 3 acts from Richard Wagner , libretto of Richard Wagner

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiel / Choeurs et Orchestre du Festival de Bayreuth / Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival

Musikalische Leitung / Direction : Giuseppe Sinopoli
Choreinstudierung / Chef de choeurs / Chorus direction : Norbert Balatsch
Inszenierung/ Mise en scène/ Production : Wolfgang Wagner

Besetzung / distribution / cast :

Tannhäuser : Richard Versalle
Elisabeth : Cheryl Studer
Wolfram : Wolfgang Brendel
Venus : Ruthild Engert-Ely
Landgraf Hermann : Hans Sotin
Walter von der Vogelheide : William Pell
Biterolf : Siegfried Vogel
Heinrich der Schreiber : Clemens Bieber
Reinmar von Zweter : Sandor Solyom-Nagy
Ein junger Hirt / un jeune pâtre / a young shepherd : Joy Robinson

1989

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 3/3

Wagner – Tannhäuser – Bayreuth 1989 – 3/3

TANNHÄUSER

Oper in 3 Akten von Richard Wagner , Libretto von Richard Wagner

Opéra en 3 actes de Richard Wagner , livret de Richard Wagner

Opera in 3 acts from Richard Wagner , libretto of Richard Wagner

Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiel / Choeurs et Orchestre du Festival de Bayreuth / Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayreuth Festival

Musikalische Leitung / Direction : Giuseppe Sinopoli
Choreinstudierung / Chef de choeurs / Chorus direction : Norbert Balatsch
Inszenierung/ Mise en scène/ Production : Wolfgang Wagner

Besetzung / distribution / cast :

Tannhäuser : Richard Versalle
Elisabeth : Cheryl Studer
Wolfram : Wolfgang Brendel
Venus : Ruthild Engert-Ely
Landgraf Hermann : Hans Sotin
Walter von der Vogelheide : William Pell
Biterolf : Siegfried Vogel
Heinrich der Schreiber : Clemens Bieber
Reinmar von Zweter : Sandor Solyom-Nagy
Ein junger Hirt / un jeune pâtre / a young shepherd : Joy Robinson

1989


Bayreuth Festival 1978 and 1989

Tristan und Isolde

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Boulez – Nilsson -Windgassen /

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde / Boulez – Nilsson -Windgassen /

Osaka 4-10-67
Wolfgang Windgassen, Tristan
Hans Hotter, King Marke
Birgit Nilsson, Isolde
Frans Andersson, Kurwenal
Gerd Nienstedt, Steersman
Herthe Töpper, Brangäne
Sebastian Feiersinger Melot
Georg Paskuda, Sailor and Shepherd
Chorus and Orchestra of the Osaka Festival
conducted by Pierre Boulez
NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Wieland Wagner’s production

Leonard Bernstein: Tristan und Isolde, Vorspiel Act 1

Leonard Bernstein: Tristan und Isolde, Vorspiel Act 1

http://www.wagneropera.net
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Vorspiel Act 1
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Herkulessal, München

Bernstein Tristan Act 3 Prelude

Bernstein Tristan Act 3 Prelude

http://www.wagneropera.net
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Vorspiel Act 3
Leonard Bernstein
Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Herkulessal, München

Hildegard Behrens Liebestod Wagner Leonard Bernstein

Hildegard Behrens Liebestod Wagner Leonard Bernstein

http://www.wagneropera.net/RW-Performers/Hildegard-Behrens.htm Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Hildegard Behrens (Isolde) and Leonard Bernstein. Yvonne Minton is Brangäne.

In Memory of Hildegard Behrens

In Memory of Hildegard Behrens

Here is the Liebestod from a 1981 Concert version of Tristan und Isolde from Vienna, under Leonard Bernstein. This is in memory of the late wonderful Hildegard Behrens.

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 1

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 1

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jon Fredric West
Hildegard Behrens
Matti Salminen
Ann Murray
Alan Titus

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 2

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 2

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jon Fredric West
Hildegard Behrens
Matti Salminen
Ann Murray
Alan Titus

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 3

Lorin Maazel conducts Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Act 3

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jon Fredric West
Hildegard Behrens
Matti Salminen
Ann Murray
Alan Titus


Osaka Festival 1967, Pierre Boulez conducting;
Munich 1981: Leonard Bernstein’s semi-staged production
Prinzregenten Theater, Munich 1996: The August Everding production

THE RING CYCLE

Das Rheingold

WAGNER – DAS RHEINGOLD – SAWALLISCH

WAGNER – DAS RHEINGOLD – SAWALLISCH

Richard Wagner
DAS RHEINGOLD

Wotan Robert Hale
Donner Florian Cerny
Froh Josef Hopferwieser
Loge Robert Tear
Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Mime Helmut Pampuch
Fasolt Jan-Hendrik Rootering
Fafner Kurt Moll
Fricka Marjana Lipovsek
Freia Nancy Gustafson
Erda Hanna Schwarz
Woglinde Julie Kaufmann
Wellgunde Angela Maria Blasi
Flosshilde Birgit Calm

Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Wolfgang Sawallisch
Live recording, 1989

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold. Produced by Robert Lepage, conducted by James Levine, and performed at The Metropolitan Opera. Cast: Bryn Terfel (Wotan), Richard Croft (Loge), Eric Owens (Alberich), Stephanie Blythe (Fricka), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Freia), Patricia Bardon (Erda), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Franz-Josef Selig (Fasolt), Hans-Peter König (Fafner), Adam Diegel (Froh), Dwayne Croft (Donner), Lisette Oropesa, Tamara Mumford, and Jennifer Johnson (Rhinemaidens).

I recorded this from off my local public television station last year and apologize in advance for the poor picture quality, pixelations, etc.

UPDATE: I’ve uploaded Die Walkure (Act II), Siegfried (Act I), and Gotterdammerung (Act I) to my “mistyblue” channel.

Die Walkure, Act II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPaUCC-AUQM

Siegfried, Act I:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHCINhI6tq8

Gotterdammerung, Act I:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbHDoe4y_W8


Bayerische Staatsoper 1987; Metropolitan Opera 2010

Die Walküre

Die Walküre – Solti in Bayreuth 1983

Die Walküre – Solti in Bayreuth 1983

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Die Walküre
Brunnhilde: Hildegard Behrens
Wotan: Siegmund Nimsgern
Sieglinde: Jeannine Altmeyer
Siegmund: Siegfried Jerusalem
Hunding: Matthias Holle
Fricka: Doris Soffel
Gerhilde: Anita Soldh
Ortlinde: Anne Evans
Waltraute: Ingrid Karasch
Schwertleite: Anne Wilkens
Helmwige: Agnes-Adele Habereder
Siegrune: Diana Montague
Grimgerde: Ruth Engert-Ely
Rossweisse: Anne Gjevang
Sir Georg Solti
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiel
Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 26 7/1983

Das Rheingold
http://youtu.be/c_jfE2XUDug

Siegfried
http://youtu.be/cXIY1VFAbJI

Götterdämmerung
http://youtu.be/6PM3evhj3Kc

WAGNER DIE WALKURE SAWALLISCH PART 2

WAGNER DIE WALKURE SAWALLISCH PART 2

Richard Wagner
DIE WALKÜRE

Siegmund Robert Schunk
Sieglinde Julia Varady
Wotan Robert Hale
Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Hunding Kurt Moll
Fricka Marjana Lipovsek
Gerhilde Andrea Trauboth
Ortlinde Marianne Seibel
Waltraute Cornelia Wulkopf
Schwertleite Anne Pellekoorne
Helmwige Nancy Gustafson
Siegrune Christel Borchers
Grimgerde Birgit Calm
Rossweisse Gudrun Wewezow

Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Live recording, 1989

Wagner : “DIE WALKÜRE” — the Whole (Bayreuth Festival, 2010)

Wagner : “DIE WALKÜRE” — the Whole (Bayreuth Festival, 2010)

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)

“DIE WALKÜRE”

Siegmund — Johan Botha
Hunding — Kwangchul Youn
Wotan — Albert Dohmen
Sieglinde — Edith Haller
Brünnhilde — Linda Watson
Fricka — Mihoko Fujimura
Gerhilde — Sonja Mühleck
Ortlinde — Anna Gabler
Waltraute — Martina Dike
Schwertleite — Simone Schröder
Helmwige — Miriam Gordon-Stewart
Siegrune — Wilke te Brummelstroete
Grimgerde — Annette Küttenbaum
Rossweisse — Alexandra Petersamer

Tankred Dorst, stage director
Set Design – Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Costumes – Bernd Ernst Skodzig
Lighting Designer – Ulrich Niepel

Christian Thielemann, conductor
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra

Live from the Bayreuth Festival, 19 and 21 August 2010.

Die Walküre – Act 1

Die Walküre – Act 1

Jonas Kaufmann (Siegmund)
Bryn Terfel (Wotan)
Stephanie Blythe (Fricka)
Deborah Voigt (Brünnhilde)
Eva Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)

New York, Met, 2011
Director: James Levine

JESSYE NORMAN THE QUEEN IN WAGNER “DIE WALKÜRE” (MET) AS SIEGLIND JAMES LEVINE dir. LIVE

JESSYE NORMAN THE QUEEN IN WAGNER “DIE WALKÜRE” (MET) AS SIEGLIND JAMES LEVINE dir. LIVE

HILDEGARD BEHRENS AS BRÜNHILDE
REGIE: OTTO SCHENK
In October 1980 Norman returned to the operatic stage in the title role of Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at the Hamburg State Opera in Germany. Norman made her United States opera début in 1982 with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, appearing in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex as Jocasta and in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas as Dido. Norman followed these with her début at the Metropolitan Opera in 1983, appearing in Berlioz’s Les Troyens as both Cassandra and Dido, a production which marked the company’s 100th anniversary season. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, “By the mid-1980s she was one of the most popular and highly regarded dramatic soprano singers in the world.” She was invited to sing at the second inauguration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan on January 21, 1985, an invitation which she debated accepting, as an African American and a Democrat (as well as a nuclear disarmament activist). In the end, she did accept and sang the folk song “Simple Gifts”. In 1986, Norman sang at Elizabeth II’s sixtieth birthday celebration. That same year Norman appeared as a soloist in Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the Berlin Philharmonic during its tour of the USA. In 1987, Norman joined the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Herbert von Karajan in possibly the greatest rendition of the Liebestod from “Tristan und Isolde” by Wagner in a historical concert (filmed and recorded audio by Deutsche Grammophone) at the Salzburg Festival. The concert was then repeated some weeks later in Berlin, with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.
Over the years Norman has not been afraid to expand her talent into less familiar areas. In 1988 she sang a concert performance of Poulenc’s one-act opera La Voix Humaine (“The Human Voice”), based on Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play of the same name. During the 1980s and early 1990s, Norman produced numerous award-winning recordings, and many of her performances were televised. In addition to opera, many of Norman’s recordings and performances during this time focused upon art songs, lieder, oratorios, and orchestral works. Her interpretation of Strauss’s Four Last Songs is especially acclaimed. Its slowness is controversial, but the tonal qualities of her voice are ideal for these final works of the Romantic German lieder tradition.
Norman is also known for the Gurre-Lieder of Arnold Schoenberg and for Schoenberg’s one-woman opera Erwartung. In 1989 Norman appeared at the Metropolitan Opera for a performance of Erwartung that marked the company’s first single-character production. This opera was presented in a double bill with Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Norman playing the role of Judith. Both operas were broadcast nationally. That same year, Norman was the featured soloist with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in its opening concert of its 148th season, which was telecast live to the nation by PBS. Norman also performed at the Hong Kong Cultural Center opening and gave a recital at Taiwan’s National Concert Hall.
Also in 1989, Norman was invited to sing the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution on July 14. Her rendition was delivered at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, in a costume designed by Azzedine Alaïa as part of an elaborate pageant orchestrated by avant-garde designer Jean-Paul Goud. (Wikipedia) P.S.:In 1974 Jessye Norman appeared in Buenos Aires in a Concert under the direction of Simon Blech,managed by me.The same, two years, later with a big succes.The concerts were in the seasons of the SOCIEDAD DE CONCIERTOS DE BUENOS AIRES.

WAGNER DIE WALKURE SAWALLISCH PART 1

WAGNER DIE WALKURE SAWALLISCH PART 1

Richard Wagner
DIE WALKÜRE

Siegmund Robert Schunk
Sieglinde Julia Varady
Wotan Robert Hale
Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Hunding Kurt Moll
Fricka Marjana Lipovsek
Gerhilde Andrea Trauboth
Ortlinde Marianne Seibel
Waltraute Cornelia Wulkopf
Schwertleite Anne Pellekoorne
Helmwige Nancy Gustafson
Siegrune Christel Borchers
Grimgerde Birgit Calm
Rossweisse Gudrun Wewezow

Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Live recording, 1989

Wagner – Die Walküre, Bayreuth 1992 (Barenboim, Tomlinson, Elming, Secunde)

Wagner – Die Walküre, Bayreuth 1992 (Barenboim, Tomlinson, Elming, Secunde)

Richard Wagner – Die Walküre
Bayreuth 1992

Brünnhilde – Anne Evans
Wotan – John Tomlinson
Siegmund – Poul Elming
Sieglinde – Nadine Secunde
Hunding – Matthias Hölle
Fricka – Linda Finnie
Gerhilde – Eva Johansson
Ortlinde Ruth Floeren
Waltraute – Shirley Close

Hildegard Behrens:Siegmund! Sieh auf mich! (Catania, 2001)

Hildegard Behrens:Siegmund! Sieh auf mich! (Catania, 2001)

R.Wagner: Die Walkure
Siegmund: Jyrki Niskanen
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Zoltan Pesko
Catania 13.03.2001

Hildegard Behrens, Albert Dohmen: Die Walkure (act 3, Catania 2001)

Hildegard Behrens, Albert Dohmen: Die Walkure (act 3, Catania 2001)

Sieglinde – Sophia Larson
Walkirie: Elena Lo Forte, Marianna Cappellini, Maria Mastino, Camille Ueberschaer, Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi, Gabriella Colecchia, Manuela Kriscak, Elisabeth Smith Lombardini
Orchestra del Teatro Massimo Bellini di Catania
Zoltan Pesko
Catania 13.03.2001

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre /de Waart – Jones – Morris – Altmeyer – Hofmann / Part 1

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre /de Waart – Jones – Morris – Altmeyer – Hofmann / Part 1

Brünnhilde – Gwyneth Jones
Wotan – James Morris
Siegmund – Peter Hofmann
Sieglinde – Jeannine Altmeyer
Fricka – Helga Dernesch
Hunding – John Tomlinson
conductor – Edo de Waart
production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre /de Waart – Jones – Morris – Altmeyer – Hofmann / Part 2

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre /de Waart – Jones – Morris – Altmeyer – Hofmann / Part 2

Brünnhilde – Gwyneth Jones
Wotan – James Morris
Siegmund – Peter Hofmann
Sieglinde – Jeannine Altmeyer
Fricka – Helga Dernesch
Hunding – John Tomlinson
conductor – Edo de Waart
production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco 1985

Die Walküre Met Gala 1983

Die Walküre Met Gala 1983

Jessye Norman and Jess Thomas sing the first act of Wagner’s Walküre at the Met’s gala, 1983


Bayreuth Festival 1983, 1992, and 2010; Metropolitan Opera 1990 and 2011; San Francisco Opera 1985; Bayerische Staatsoper 1987; Catania 2001; Met gala 1983 (Duet)

Siegfried

Richard Wagner: Siegfried / de Waart – Kollo – Marton – Stewart – Berry / part 1

Richard Wagner: Siegfried / de Waart – Kollo – Marton – Stewart – Berry / part 1

Mime – Helmut Pampuch
Siegfried – René Kollo
Brünnhilde – Eva Marton
The Wanderer (Wotan) – Thomas Stewart
Alberich – Walter Berry
Fafner – James Patterson
Forest Bird – Cheryl Parrish
Erda – Hanna Schwarz
conductor: Edo de Waart
production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco 1985

Richard Wagner: Siegfried / de Waart – Kollo – Marton – Stewart – Berry / part 2

Richard Wagner: Siegfried / de Waart – Kollo – Marton – Stewart – Berry / part 2

Mime – Helmut Pampuch
Siegfried – René Kollo
Brünnhilde – Eva Marton
The Wanderer (Wotan) – Thomas Stewart
Alberich – Walter Berry
Fafner – James Patterson
Forest Bird – Cheryl Parrish
Erda – Hanna Schwarz
conductor: Edo de Waart
production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco 1985

WAGNER – SIEGFRIED – SAWALLISCH Part 1

WAGNER – SIEGFRIED – SAWALLISCH Part 1

Richard Wagner
SIEGFRIED

Siegfried René Kollo
Mime Helmut Pampuch
Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Wanderer Robert Hale
Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner Kurt Moll
Erda Hanna Schwarz
Waldvogel Julie Kaufmann
Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Live recording, 1989

WAGNER – SIEGFRIED – SAWALLISCH Part 2

WAGNER – SIEGFRIED – SAWALLISCH Part 2

Richard Wagner
SIEGFRIED

Siegfried René Kollo
Mime Helmut Pampuch
Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Wanderer Robert Hale
Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner Kurt Moll
Erda Hanna Schwarz
Waldvogel Julie Kaufmann

Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch

Live recording, 1989

Richard Wagner: Siegfried…

Richard Wagner: Siegfried…

http://youtu.be/UGNjz6yozWM (Siegfried – 1)
http://youtu.be/MKwMdzVcXAU (Siegfried – 2)
http://youtu.be/FNo0kWPn1OQ (Siegfried – 3)
http://youtu.be/Nxy96sZxwXc (Siegfried – 4)
http://youtu.be/hsKzyj-3qJQ (Siegfried – 5)

Music and Libretto – Richard Wagner.

The Metropolitan Opera.
Conductor – James Levine.

Siegfried – Siegfried Jerusalem
Brunnhilde – Hildegard Behrens
The Wanderer – James Morris
Mime – Neinz Zednik
Forest Bird – Dawn Upshaw
Erda – Birgitta Svenden
Alberich – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner – Matti Salminen

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 2.

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 2.

http://youtu.be/UGNjz6yozWM (Siegfried – 1)
http://youtu.be/MKwMdzVcXAU (Siegfried – 2)
http://youtu.be/FNo0kWPn1OQ (Siegfried – 3)
http://youtu.be/Nxy96sZxwXc (Siegfried – 4)
http://youtu.be/hsKzyj-3qJQ (Siegfried – 5)

Music and Libretto – Richard Wagner.

The Metropolitan Opera.
Conductor – James Levine.

Siegfried – Siegfried Jerusalem
Brunnhilde – Hildegard Behrens
The Wanderer – James Morris
Mime – Neinz Zednik
Forest Bird – Dawn Upshaw
Erda – Birgitta Svenden
Alberich – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner – Matti Salminen

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 3.

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 3.

http://youtu.be/UGNjz6yozWM (Siegfried – 1)
http://youtu.be/MKwMdzVcXAU (Siegfried – 2)
http://youtu.be/FNo0kWPn1OQ (Siegfried – 3)
http://youtu.be/Nxy96sZxwXc (Siegfried – 4)
http://youtu.be/hsKzyj-3qJQ (Siegfried – 5)

Music and Libretto – Richard Wagner.

The Metropolitan Opera.
Conductor – James Levine.

Siegfried – Siegfried Jerusalem
Brunnhilde – Hildegard Behrens
The Wanderer – James Morris
Mime – Neinz Zednik
Forest Bird – Dawn Upshaw
Erda – Birgitta Svenden
Alberich – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner – Matti Salminen

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 4.

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 4.

http://youtu.be/UGNjz6yozWM (Siegfried – 1)
http://youtu.be/MKwMdzVcXAU (Siegfried – 2)
http://youtu.be/FNo0kWPn1OQ (Siegfried – 3)
http://youtu.be/Nxy96sZxwXc (Siegfried – 4)
http://youtu.be/hsKzyj-3qJQ (Siegfried – 5)

Music and Libretto – Richard Wagner.

The Metropolitan Opera.
Conductor – James Levine.

Siegfried – Siegfried Jerusalem
Brunnhilde – Hildegard Behrens
The Wanderer – James Morris
Mime – Neinz Zednik
Forest Bird – Dawn Upshaw
Erda – Birgitta Svenden
Alberich – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner – Matti Salminen

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 5.

Richard Wagner: Siegfried – 5.

http://youtu.be/UGNjz6yozWM (Siegfried – 1)
http://youtu.be/MKwMdzVcXAU (Siegfried – 2)
http://youtu.be/FNo0kWPn1OQ (Siegfried – 3)
http://youtu.be/Nxy96sZxwXc (Siegfried – 4)
http://youtu.be/hsKzyj-3qJQ (Siegfried – 5)

Music and Libretto – Richard Wagner.

The Metropolitan Opera.
Conductor – James Levine.

Siegfried – Siegfried Jerusalem
Brunnhilde – Hildegard Behrens
The Wanderer – James Morris
Mime – Neinz Zednik
Forest Bird – Dawn Upshaw
Erda – Birgitta Svenden
Alberich – Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Fafner – Matti Salminen


San Francisco Opera 1985; Bayerische Staatsoper 1987; Metropolitan Opera 1989 and 2012

Götterdämmerung

Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Boulez, Bayreuth ’79

Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Boulez, Bayreuth ’79

Bayreuth, 79
Pierre Boulez, Patrice Chéreau

Brünnhilde – Gwyneth Jones
Siegfried – Manfred Jung
Hagen – Fritz Hübner
Alberich – Hermann Becht
Gunther – Franz Mazura
Gutrune – Jeannine Altmeyer

Götterdämmerung – Solti in Bayreuth 1983

Götterdämmerung – Solti in Bayreuth 1983

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Götterdämmerung
Siegfried: Manfred Jung
Brunnhilde: Hildegard Behrens
Hagen: Aage Haugland
Gunther: Bengt Norup
Alberich: Hermann Becht
Waltraute: Brigitte Fassbander
Gutrune: Josephine Barstow
1st Norn: Anne Gjevang
2nd Norn: Anne Wilkens
3rd Norn: Anne Evans
Woglinde: Agnes Abele-Habereder
Wellgunde: Diana Montague
Flosshilde: Brigitta Svenden
Sir Georg Solti
Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiel
Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 30 7/1983

Das Rheingold
http://youtu.be/c_jfE2XUDug

Die Walküre
http://youtu.be/Q5RqfFPWSrE

Siegfried
http://youtu.be/cXIY1VFAbJI

Solti Bayreuth 1983 – Götterdämmerung – Brunnhilde’s Immolation

Solti Bayreuth 1983 – Götterdämmerung – Brunnhilde’s Immolation

George Solti and Peter Hall’s 1983 Bayreuther Festspiele production of Götterdämmerung. Known as the English Ring. Production design by William Dudley. Brunnhilde: Hildegard Behrens

http://www.youtube.com/user/fredo1070?feature=mhee

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 3

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 3

Siegfried – René Kollo
Brünnhilde – Eva Marton
Gunther – Michael Devlin
Hagen – John Tomlinson
Alberich – Walter Berry
Gutrune/Third Norn – Kathryn Bouleyn
Waltraute/Second Norn – Helga Dernesch
First Norn – Mariana Paunova
Woglinde – Deborah Sasson
Wellgunde – Jean Herzberg
Flosshilde – Alexandra Hughes
Conducted by Edo de Waart
San Francisco, 1985
Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Sets and costumes by John Conklin

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 2

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 2

Siegfried – René Kollo
Brünnhilde – Eva Marton
Gunther – Michael Devlin
Hagen – John Tomlinson
Alberich – Walter Berry
Gutrune/Third Norn – Kathryn Bouleyn
Waltraute/Second Norn – Helga Dernesch
First Norn – Mariana Paunova
Woglinde – Deborah Sasson
Wellgunde – Jean Herzberg
Flosshilde – Alexandra Hughes
Conducted by Edo de Waart
San Francisco, 1985
Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Sets and costumes by John Conklin

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 1

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung /de Waart-Marton-Kollo-Berry-Dernesch/ part 1

Siegfried – René Kollo
Brünnhilde – Eva Marton
Gunther – Michael Devlin
Hagen – John Tomlinson
Alberich – Walter Berry
Gutrune/Third Norn – Kathryn Bouleyn
Waltraute/Second Norn – Helga Dernesch
First Norn – Mariana Paunova
Woglinde – Deborah Sasson
Wellgunde – Jean Herzberg
Flosshilde – Alexandra Hughes
Conducted by Edo de Waart
San Francisco, 1985
Production by Nikolaus Lehnhoff
Sets and costumes by John Conklin
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WAGNER – GOTTERDAMMERUNG – SAWALLISCH Part 1

WAGNER – GOTTERDAMMERUNG – SAWALLISCH Part 1

Richard Wagner
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Siegfried René Kollo
Hagen Matti Salminen
Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Gunther Hans Günter Nöcker
Gutrune Lisbeth Balslev
Waltraute Waltraud Meier
Woglinde Julie Kaufmann
Wellgunde Angela Maria Blasi
Flosshilde Birgit Calm
Erste Norne Marjana Lipovsek
Zweite Norne Ingrid Karrasch
Dritte Norne Penelope Thorn

Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch

Live recording, 1989

WAGNER – GOTTERDAMMERUNG – SAWALLISCH Part 2

WAGNER – GOTTERDAMMERUNG – SAWALLISCH Part 2

Richard Wagner
GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Brünnhilde Hildegard Behrens
Siegfried René Kollo
Hagen Matti Salminen
Alberich Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Gunther Hans Günter Nöcker
Gutrune Lisbeth Balslev
Waltraute Waltraud Meier
Woglinde Julie Kaufmann
Wellgunde Angela Maria Blasi
Flosshilde Birgit Calm
Erste Norne Marjana Lipovsek
Zweite Norne Ingrid Karrasch
Dritte Norne Penelope Thorn

Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch

Live recording, 1989

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Salminen, Met Opera

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Salminen, Met Opera

part 1 of 6

Gutrune, Hanna Lisowska
Siegfried, Siegfried Jerusalem
Hagen, Matti Salminen

Stage Production, Otto Schenk

Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra,
James Levine

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 2)

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 2)

part 2 of 6

Hagen, Matti Salminen
Gunther,
Brunhilde,

Stage Production, Otto Schenk

Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra, James Levine

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 3)

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 3)

part 3 of 6

Hagen, Matti Salminen
Gunther,
Brunhilde,
Siegfried,
Gutrune

Stage Production, Otto Schenk

Met Opera Chorus and Orchestra, James Levine

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 4)

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 4)

part 4 of 6

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 5)

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 5)

part 5 of 6

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 6)

Gotterdammerung 2 Act: Levine, Met Opera (Part 6)

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Hildegard Behrens: Brunhilde’s Immolation (HD)

Hildegard Behrens: Brunhilde’s Immolation (HD)

with closed captions in Deutsch, English, Spanish and French

Gotterdammerung, Act I – Wagner/Lepage/Luisi/Metropolitan Opera (02/11/12)

Gotterdammerung, Act I – Wagner/Lepage/Luisi/Metropolitan Opera (02/11/12)

Act I of Wagner’s Gotterdammerung, produced by Robert Lepage, conducted by Fabio Luisi, and performed at the Metropolitan Opera on February 11, 2012. Artists: Maria Radner, Elizabeth Bishop, and Heidi Melton (Norns), Deborah Voight (Brunnhilde), Jay Hunter Morris (Siegfried), Hans-Peter Konig (Hagen), Iain Paterson (Gunther), Wendy Bryn Harmer (Gutrune), Waltraud Meier (Waltraute), Eric Owens (Alberich), and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

I recorded this from off my local PBS television station last year and apologize in advance for the darkness of the video and any pixellations. You can purchase the complete opera in HD quality at:

http://www.metoperashop.org/shop/gtterdmerung-live-in-hd-2-dvd-met-opera-10795

WAGNER Gotterdamerung: Immolation Scene

WAGNER Gotterdamerung: Immolation Scene

From the Metropolitan Opera, In a very creative production by Robert Lapage and Deby Voigt as Bunhilde. ¡Here is the final scene of the Ring Cycle!

After Siegfried’s death, Brunhilde took the Ring off his finger. She commands to make a pyre for the funeral of Siegfried. Accepting his fate and the one of the entire beings calls Wotan’s ravens asking them send the fire of Loge from her rock to the Valhalla to terminate with the age of Gods. Finally she decides to join her love in death, getting herself into the pyre. The fire spread burnign the castle.

From the ashes the Rhinemaidens took the Ring and returned it to the Rhine. Far, beyond the clouds, the Valhalla blazed, consuming all that once meant.


Bayreuth 1979 and 1983 (audio + some images); San Francisco Opera 1985; Bayerische Staatsoper 1987; Metropolitan Opera 1989 (Act 2) & Immolation Scene) and 2012 (Act 1 & Immolation Scene)

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