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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

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:13 p.m.
Wagner: Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) BUY ; Clemens Krauss, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:46 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: MAGIC FLUTE: Papagena, Papagena, Papagena! K 620 BUY Academy of Saint Cecilia Orchestra; Myung Whun Chung, conductor Bryn Terfel, baritone; Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano; John Fisher, harpsichord
London/Decca 458928
10:48 p.m.
Mozart: Don Giovanni: Act I Duet BUY from Cecilia & Bryn ~ Cecilia Bartoli duets Bryn Terfel; composed by Mozart
London/Decca 458928
10:53 p.m.
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Act I Duet BUY from Cecilia & Bryn ~ Cecilia Bartoli duets Bryn Terfel; composed by Rossini
London/Decca 458928
11:00 p.m.
11:06 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Gia nella notte densa BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming; composed by Verdi
11:15 p.m.
Gounod: Faust: Il se fait tard...O nuit d'amour! BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming; composed by Gounod
11:25 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: E Lucevan Le Stelle BUY Covent Garden; Sir Collin Davis, conductor Jose Carreras
11:28 p.m.
Jose Carreras BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:32 p.m.
Jose Carreras BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:34 p.m.
Placido Domingo BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming
11:38 p.m.
Placido Domingo BUY from Star Crossed Lovers: Placido Domingo & Renee Fleming
11:41 p.m.
Jose Carreras BUY from The Essential Jose Carreras
11:44 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Donna Non Vidi Mai BUY London Philharmonic; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor Jose Carreras
11:47 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
11:56 p.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Edgar, opera: Prelude to Act III BUY Czecho-Slovack Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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