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Saturday, April 2, 2016 Permalink

At The Opera, Wagner: Lohengrin, April 2, 2016


Lohengrin is a Romantic opera in three acts composed and written by Richard Wagner, first performed in 1850. The story of the Lohengin is taken from medieval German romance, notably the Parzival of Wolfram von Eschenbach and its sequel, Lohengrin. Lohengrin is a character in German Arthurian literature. The son of Parzival , he is a knight of the Holy Grail sent in a boat pulled by swans to rescue a maiden who can never ask his identity. His story, which first appears in Eschenbach's Parzival, is a version of the Knight of the Swan legend known from a variety of medieval sources.

The most popular and recognizable part of the opera is the Bridal Chorus, better known as "Here Comes the Bride", often played as a processional at weddings in the West.


Lohengrin – Placido Domingo

Elsa – Jessye Norman

King Henry – Hans Sotin

The King’s Herald – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Sir Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Chorus

1987 - Decca


Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor

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