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Saturday, September 19, 2015 Permalink

At The Opera, Wagner: Siegfried, September 19, 2015

  

Siegfried is the third of the four operas that constitute The Ring of the Nibelung, by Richard Wagner. It premiered at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 16, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of The Ring. Wagner recountes The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was, based on a fairy-tale of the Brothers Grimm. It concerns a boy so stupid he had never learned to be afraid. Wagner wrote that the boy and Siegfried are the same character. The boy is taught to fear by his wife, and Siegfried learns it when he discovers the sleeping Brünnhilde. This 1963 recording stars Wolfgang Windgassen and Hans Hotter. Sir Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic.

Playlist

12:00 a.m.
Richard Wagner: Siegfried: Act 3 BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
12:26 a.m.
R. Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos: Es gibt ein Reich BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by R. Strauss
12:33 a.m.
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida: Ritorna vincitor BUY Leontyne Price
12:40 a.m.
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Signore, ascolta BUY Leontyne Price
12:42 a.m.
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro: Porgi amor BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by Mozart
12:46 a.m.
Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by Puccini
12:55 a.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries BUY NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
London/Decca 4758366
8:04 p.m.
Richard Wagner: Siegfried BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor


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