Opera Explained: Wagner - The Ring of the Nibelungen

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Opera Explained: Wagner - The Ring of the Nibelungen



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1st Oct 2007




2 hours 38 minutes


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Opera Explained: Wagner - The Ring of the Nibelungen

Written and read by Stephen Johnson

(2 CDs + 20 page booklet). This two-CD guide explains the basics of the plot, profiles the leading characters, and shows how Wagner’s revolutionary music adds fascinating layers of meaning and psychological insight, as well as providing some of the most stirring and intoxicating moments in the entire operatic repertoire.

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Richard Wagner: An Introduction to... WAGNER The Ring of the Nibelung


The Stuff of Legends

Dark Power?

Revolution in Music

A New Kind of Song

The Role of the Orchestra

The Leitmotif

Das Rheingold: Prelude

Das Rheingold: Scene 1

Das Rheingold: Scene 2

Das Rheingold: Scene 3

Das Rheingold: Scene 4

Die Walkure: Background

Die Walkure: Act I

Die Walkure: Act II

Die Walkure: Act II (cont.)

Die Walkure: Act III

Die Walkure: The Final Scene: Wotan and Brunnhilde

Siegfried: Act I

Siegfried: Act II

Siegfried: Act III

Gotterdammerung: Background

Gotterdammerung: Prologue

Gotterdammerung: Act I

Gotterdammerung: Act II

Gotterdammerung: Act III

Gotterdammerung: The Final Scene: The End of Everything?

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