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At The Opera, Wagner: Gotterdammerung, October 28, 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.


 Brunnhilde – Marjorie Lawrence

Siegfried – Lauritz Melchoir

Gunther – Fredrich Schorr

MET Orchestra

Artur Bodanzky – conductor

Recorded live at the MET January 11, 1936


Flotow: Act 4. Hier Die Buden, Dort Die Schencke Finale BUY Gedda
Puccini: La Boheme: O soave fanciulla BUY from La Boheme; composed by Puccini
Puccini: Tosca: Te Teum BUY George London
Puccini: Tosca: Vissi D'arte BUY from The Great Renata Tebaldi; composed by Puccini
Puccini: Turandot: Act Two: In questa Reggia (Turandot) BUY from Puccini: Turandot; composed by Puccini
Puccini: Turandot, opera: Act 3: 'Nessun dorma' BUY ; G. Gavazzeni, conductor
Franz Lehar: Dein ist mein ganzes Herz, O Madchen Out of Print Nicolai Gedda
Robert Stolz: Schenk' Mir Dein Herz Heute Nacht BUY unknown; unknown, conductor
John McCormack-Arias BUY from John McCormack-Arias, Recitals And Songs
Nimbus Records NI-1782-3

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