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At The Opera, Wagner: The Ring Cycle Part 4, "Gotterdammerung" October 27, 2018

  

Götterdämmerung is an opera by Richard Wagner. It is the fourth and last of the cycle of operas that together tell a story called Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The story continues from the end of the third opera which was called Siegfried. "Götterdämmerung" is the German name for "Ragnarök".

Götterdämmerung is the longest of the four operas. It takes about five hours to perform. It consists of a prologue and three acts. Wagner finished composing the opera in the autumn of 1874. It was first performed on August 17, 1876 as part of the complete Ring cycle.

Cast:

 Brunnhilde – Marjorie Lawrence

Siegfried – Lauritz Melchoir

Gunther – Fredrich Schorr

MET Orchestra

Artur Bodanzky – conductor

Recorded live at the MET January 11, 1936

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Wagner: Die WalkÃ1/4re (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: The Ride of the Valkyries BUY from Ultimate Opera [Box Set]; composed by Wagner
London/Decca 4758366
8:12pm
Wagner: Gotterdammerung Live at the MET 1938 BUY MET Marjorie Lawrence Lauritz Melchoir


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