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At The Opera, Wagner: Das Rheingold, September 5, 2015

  

Das Rheingold (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 tripartite 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 13 August 1876, in the Bayreuther Festspielhaus. This 1959 recording stars George London and Kirsten Flagstad. Sir George Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Playlist

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries BUY NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
London/Decca 4758366
8:16 p.m.
Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold BUY Wiener Philharmoniker; Sir Georg solti, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:51 p.m.
Anna Russell BUY from The Anna Russell Album
Sony 47252
11:00 p.m.
11:17 p.m.
Charles Gounod: Faust: Serenade: Vous qui faites l'endormie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Charles Gounod
London/Decca 4758366
11:20 p.m.
Verdi: Don Carlo, opera: O don fatale BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:25 p.m.
Puccini: Turandot, opera: Signore, ascolta! BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:27 p.m.
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur, opera: La dolcissima effigie BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Cilea
London/Decca 4758366
11:30 p.m.
Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann, opera in 4 acts: Barcarolle: Belle nuit, nuit d'amour BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Offenbach
London/Decca 4758366
11:34 p.m.
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera, ma prima in grazia BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:39 p.m.
Bizet: Carmen, opera: Toreador Song: Vivat! Vivat le torero!... Votre toast BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bizet
London/Decca 4758366
11:46 p.m.
Verdi: Il Trovatore, Ah si ben mio BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Verdi
London/Decca 4758366
11:49 p.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Humming Chorus BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Puccini
London/Decca 4758366
11:52 p.m.
Bizet: Carmen: Flower Song: La fleur que tu m'avais jetee BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Bizet
London/Decca 4758366
11:56 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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