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At The Opera, Wagner: Das Rheingold, October 4, 2014

  

Das Rheingold or The Rhine Gold is the first of the four operas that constitute Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen ('The Ring of the Nibelung'). It was originally written as an introduction to the three part Ring, but the cycle is now generally regarded as consisting of four individual operas.

Das Rheingold premiered at the National Theatre Munich on September 22, 1869. Wagner wanted this opera to premiere as part of the entire cycle, but was forced to allow the performance at the insistence of his patron King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The opera was first performed as part of the complete cycle on August 13, 1876, in the Bayreuther Festspielhaus.

This “Live” 1953 performance from the Bayreuth Festival stars Hans Hotter and is conducted by Clemens Krauss.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13pm
Wagner: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) BUY ; Clemens Krauss, conductor
10:00pm
10:46pm
Mozart: Die Zauberflote: Act II - Duet : Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena BUY from Cecilia & Bryn ~ Cecilia Bartoli duets Bryn Terfel; composed by Mozart
10:48pm
Mozart: Don Giovanni: Act I Duet BUY from Cecilia & Bryn ~ Cecilia Bartoli duets Bryn Terfel; composed by Mozart
10:53pm
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act I Duet BUY from Cecilia & Bryn ~ Cecilia Bartoli duets Bryn Terfel; composed by Rossini
11:00pm
11:06pm
Verdi: Otello: Gia nella notte densa BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming; composed by Verdi
11:15pm
Gounod: Faust: Il se fait tard...O nuit d'amour! BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming; composed by Gounod
11:25pm
Giacomo Puccini: E Lucevan Le Stelle BUY Covent Garden; Sir Collin Davis, conductor Jose Carreras
11:28pm
Jose Carreras: Granada BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:32pm
Jose Carreras: Mattinata BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:34pm
Placido Domingo: Das Land des Lachelns: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming
11:38pm
Placido Domingo: Die lustige Witwe: Lippen schweigen BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming
11:41pm
Jose Carreras: Nessun Dorma BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:44pm
Giacomo Puccini: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY London Philharmonic; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor Jose Carreras
11:47pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:56pm
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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