At The Opera, Wagner: Gotterdammerung (The Twilight of the Gods) October 22, 2016
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Götterdämmerung is the last in Richard Wagner's cycle of four music dramas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen. It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on August 17, 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring.
The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war among various beings and gods that ultimately results in the burning, immersion in water, and renewal of the world.
Siegfried – Wolfgang Windgassen
Brunnhilde – Astrid Varnay
Bayrueth Festival Orchestra
Clemens Krauss – Condcutor
The Ride of the Valkyries
NBC Symphony Orchestra; Arturo Toscanini, conductor
Die Gotterdammerung (Twilight of the Gods) Live 1953
; Clemens Krauss, conductor