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Wagner, Wolfgang 1919-2010

Overview
Works: 177 works in 388 publications in 5 languages and 4,799 library holdings
Genres: Television adaptations  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Operas  Musical settings 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Designer, Director, Editor, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Honoree, dir, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Set designer , Conductor, Creator
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Wolfgang Wagner Publications about Wolfgang Wagner
Publications by  Wolfgang Wagner Publications by Wolfgang Wagner
posthumous Publications by Wolfgang Wagner, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Wagner
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A much deeper and darker tragedy in the form of this opera, a yearning for death in the guise of homesickness for the "dark land of night from which Tristan's mother sent him forth," determines Tristan's disposition and destiny from the beginning
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in German and Dutch and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presentation of Richard Wagner's opera Der Meistersinger
Parsifal by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolfgang Wagner's production of his grandfather's opera
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most acclaimed Wagner productions of the postwar period, this electrifying, revolutionary Bayreuth staging of 'The flying Dutchman" catapulted the German director Harry Kupfer to international fame. Kupfer's psychologically acute production presents the entire story as a hallucination, in which Senta's yearning for the eternally wandering Dutchman sends her into a trance-like state."
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods
Siegfried by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in German and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third opera of the Ring cycle, "Siegfried" relates the story of the young hero Siegfried, son of Siegmund and Sieglinde, and how he comes into possession of the magic ring and rescues Brünnhilde
The making of the Ring : a documentary by Peter Weinberg ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film about Patrice Chéreau's controversial centenary production of Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" produced at Bayreuth 1976-1980. Includes excerpts from rehearsals, performances, and recording sessions interspersed with various commentary. Also includes a brief history of the Bayreuth Festival from its beginnings to the mid-1980s, including archival footage and photographs
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The crucible set for the Gods is heated when the forge begins to form the powerful ring in the underworld of Nibelheim. Wotan bargains with the Giants to build the glory of Valhalla and risks the Gods immortality. To appease the Giants and ensure eternal youth, Wotan steals the Rhinegold and the ring from the evil dwarf, Alberich and gives it to the Giants. In fury, Alberich bitterly spits forth the ring's unforgiving curse
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This performance of Wagner's opera Gotterdamerung recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House features vocalists such as Wendy Bryn Harmer, Deborah Voigt, Jay Hunter Morris, and Hans-Peter Konig in the leading roles
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Götz Friedrich's 1970s production scandalized the Bayreuth old guard while revealing Tannhäuser's revolutionary qualities to a new age of Wagner lovers. 'Davis's conducting is nothing short of magnificent, while the singing is truly on a festival level' (New York Daily News). 'The performances throughout are superb-- Jones is stunningly effective.' (New York Times). 'In Jürgen Rose's beautiful settings-- an excellent introduction to a new approach to Wagner's world' (Le Quotidien de Paris)"--Container
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the Swan Knight, who comes to rescue the falsely accused Elsa, stays to marry her, and then must leave her when she disobeys his warning not to question his name or lineage
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lovers, Eva the goldsmith's daughter, and the knight Walther von Stolzing can be united in love only if the knight can win a contest of master singers. One of the most popular operas in the repertory, "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg" is among the longest still commonly performed today. A classic production from the Bayreuth Festival
Wagner in Bayreuth by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1992 in German and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history and design of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus. Shows a selection of excerpts from productions from the Bayreuther Festspiele as an advertisement for the recordings which are available on CD and video
Der Ring des Nibelungen a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A presentation of the second of the four operas that comprise Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), Richard Wagner's epic, which follows the struggles of gods, heroes, and several mythical creatures over the eponymous magic Ring that grants the power to rule the world. In this part, Siegmund falls in love with Sieglinde and must battle her husband, Hunding. The Valkyrie Brunhilde sides with Siegmund and in punished for her disobedience by Wotan, the ruler of the gods
Der Ring des Nibelungen a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three Rhinemaidens are swimming in the depths of the river Rhine as Alberich the Nibelung (a night-dwarf) enters. The Rhinemaidens tell Alberich that if someone should forswear all love, he would be able to forge an all-powerful ring of the Rhinegold. Mad with despair, Alberich forswears and curses all love and he steals the Rhinegold and flees before the shocked Rhinemaidens can take any action
Lebens-Akte : Autobiographie by Wolfgang Wagner ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolfgang Wagner zum 50. Geburtstag by Wolfgang Wagner ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Ring des Nibelungen a stage-festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second opera of the Ring cycle, "Die Walküre" tells how Wotan, chief of the gods, foreseeing their doom because they must respect the power of the magic ring and its curse, creates a band of warrior maidens to protect Valhalla. By a mortal woman, Wotan also sires two children, Siegmund and Sieglinde, whose selfless acts are to return the ring to the Rhine maidens. When Siegmund and Sieglinde must perish because they have run afoul of the goddess Fricka, Wotan sends his favorite Walküre, Brünnhilde, to do the deed. In disobedience, Brünnhilde vainly attempts to protect Siegmund and Sieglinde, for which she is banished to perpetual sleep on a flaming rock until rescued by a hero
Carl Maria von Weber und die deutsche Nationaloper by Wolfgang Wagner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Wagner, Wolfgang Manfred Martin, 1919-2010
Languages
German (133)
English (27)
French (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)
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