This is a partial discography of lohengrin, an opera by richard wagner. Ortrudtelramund in lohengrin act 2, siegfried first 30 minutes of act 2, wotanerda scene in siegfried act 3, wotan. It is related to other stories that belong to the knight of the swan tradition wagners opera is like a fairy tale. L is for lohengrin lohengrin, the key opera in wagners transition from romantic composer to creator of vast music dramas, is radiant, lyrical and moving stephen moss. With powerful conviction, nikolaus lehnhoff interprets wagners lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. Euroarts presents this exclusive recording of richard wagners opera lohengrin live from the bayreuth festival in 1982. Lohengrin bayreuth festival 2010 3 hours 29 minutes musikalische leitung.
This page lists all recordings of lohengrin by richard wagner 1883. The plot of lohengrin richard wagner music with ease. Production valuessound and pictureare first rate and subtitles are provided in english, german, french, spanish, and catalan. He had been turned into a swan by the evil magic of ortrud. The biggest advantage, apart from the sound, is an unsurpassable male cast, focusing on fricks king, metternichs most seducing telramund until dfd and rudolf schocks lightweight lohengrin in a topclass performance. An angel recording, released in australia exclusively by world record club. But lohengrin s prayers bring forth gottfried in place of his vanished swan, and after naming the boy ruler of brabant, lohengrin disappears, led by the dove of the grail. Another selling point is the presence of claudio abbado, at that time music director of vienna state opera, conducting the. Wagners opera lohengrin, containing the german text, with. Powerfully acted, almost like a strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this lohengrin from the festspielhaus in badenbaden will be a benchmark production for decades.
While issued as a hybrid multichannel dsd threedisc set, the sound is not particularly spectacular, being a little murky and slanted toward the extremes of the spectrum. Name, license, platform, multilanguage, audio waveform, formats. Elsas reason on beliefs and motives in richard wagners. Wagners opera lohengrin, containing the german text, with an english translation and the music of all the principal airs by wagner, richard, 181883. Lohengrin is a story written by an unknown german author. When veteran pianist wagner first landed at canlis in 1996, he started out performing a set heavy on the great american songbook and the occasional pop tune. Lohengrin, wwv 75, is a romantic opera in three acts composed and written by richard wagner, first performed in 1850. Wagners romantic three act opera lohengrin holds fond memories for me. Claudio abbado has thought long and hard about his first wagner opera before committing it to disc. The inclusion of the motto from wagners own home as the floral signature to the house of the lovers is a masterstroke particularly when one understands the unhappy pun inherent in the words. Lohengrin prays that elsa may get her lost brother back. Home composers performers instruments genres top 100 info links other help. Lohengrin tries by every conceivable means to avert the impending danger.
Tannhauser again displays some characteristics of grand opera particularly in the revision that wagner prepared for a performance in paris in 1861. A lithographer named meser had issued wagners previous three scores, but the enterprise had not been a success. As young staff members recommended new artists and songs, wagner s repertoire grew deeper and more varied especially after the next generation of the canlis family took over in 2003. Recorded on 23 november 5 december 1962, april 1963. Since 1995, collectors in search of a midprice version with jess thomas in the titlerole have been able to rely on the 1962 bayreuth festival recording, conducted by wolfgang sawallisch, deemed mightily impressive by alan blyth 12. Premiere 28 august 1850, weimar grand ducal court theatre cast henry the fowler, king of germany bass lohengrin tenor elsa of brabant soprano duke godfrey silent frederick of telramund, a count of brabant baritone ortrud, his wife soprano or mezzo soprano. Lohengrin royal opera house 2018 production london.
Wagners opera lohengrin, containing the german text, with an. Wagner, lohengrin waltraud meier, kent nagano, badenbaden. From opera online lohengrin represents the most exciting aspects of romantic opera. We find in both operas the theme of evil and calumny, and above all the confrontation of two couples, one pure and luminous, the other bound. Lohengrin is less spectacular but is still rooted in folklore and germanic legend and is imbued with allegorical meaning, as are read more. Lohengrin, perceiving it, springs up with a look of gratitude and unfastens the chain from the swan, whereupon it immediately plunges beneath the water. But this only adds to elsas misgivings, to that terrible fear of losing her lord in which, as wagner said, lies the only necessity for a third act. You can also use caption editing software or services. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The first production was in weimar, germany on 28 august 1850 at the staatskapelle weimar, conducted by franz liszt.
Wagner lohengrin peter hofmann, karan armstrong, bernd. The story of the eponymous character is taken from medieval german romance, notably the. This tale, drawing upon the tradition of the holy grail, enamored king ludwig ii of bavaria, who would give wagner the patronage to fund the construction of the richardwagnerfestpielhaus. The best recommendation for this lohengrin is as the antidote for wagner traditionalists to the ratinfested hans neuenfelss 2010 bayreuth production that has recently come out on opus arte dvd for the first time. Australian wrc 2nd pressing, on blue herald labels, sourced from original stampers and featuring unique sleeve art. It takes lohengrin to the castle of the holy grail. This was one of the three commercial recordings of lohengrin in 1953, and hmv put all they could to face decca in bayreuth. Lohengrin libretto english opera by richard wagner. Lohengrin is been one of wagner s best known works, and contains two of his best known musical pieces. Lohengrin is less spectacular but is still rooted in folklore and germanic legend and is imbued with allegorical meaning, as are. At a gathering of the germanic clans held in brabant, king.
The prelude to act iii and the well known bridal chorus that is a staple at most weddings. This profil release is pulled together out of several performances of richard wagners opera lohengrin in a production given at cologne philharmonic hall, led by semyon bychkov, in late may to mid june 2008. The sub plot is delivered with a convincing, human and ferocious intensity. Lohengrin opera simple english wikipedia, the free. Powerfully acted, almost like a strindberg play, and musically of the highest order, this lohengrin from the festspielhaus in baden.
Wagners music, however, was so little understood at the time, that even before lohengrin was produced and not a note of it had been heard, people made fun of it. Weird seeing wagner s lohengrin in modern dress and seemingly set in the 1920s, once you get used to it that really doesnt matter because with any wagner operas what matters is the music and the singing, in this version the singing is totally superb, jonas kaufmann as has been said before is the successor to jon vickers, he is the epitome of. Zug zu munster 2 intro act 3 3 bridal chorus purchase. A dove comes down from heaven, and takes the place of the swan at the head of the boat. With powerful conviction, nikolaus lehnhoff interprets wagner s lohengrin as the dramatic struggle of masculine and feminine, revenge and compassion. The following table compares some characteristics of some subtitle editing software. While issued as a hybrid multichannel dsd threedisc set, the sound is not particularly spectacular, being a little murky and slanted. All german excerpts from the libretto are taken from this source. Listening to it right now, and ripping the solti set to listen to tomorrow. You can use the captions editor to make changes to the text and time codes of your captions. The young king ludwig ii of bavaria built a fairytale castle in the south of germany and called it neuschwanstein, meaning. In its place lohengrin lifts a handsome youth in gleaming silver garments godfrey from the river on to the bank. Jan 22, 2012 lohengrin is a romantic opera in three acts composed and written by richard wagner, first performed in 1850.
Lohengrin article about lohengrin by the free dictionary. Premiering on august 28, 1850, richard wagners lohengrin is steeped in medieval christian and germanic folklore. Is not all that surprising that the work is so well loved. Ortrud perishes, and elsa, calling for her lost husband, falls lifeless to the ground. In the early twentieth century it was one of the most popular operas performed at the met. Apr 14, 2009 this profil release is pulled together out of several performances of richard wagner s opera lohengrin in a production given at cologne philharmonic hall, led by semyon bychkov, in late may to mid june 2008. It appears variously as a chalice, a cup, or a dish and sometimes as a stone or a caldron into which a bleeding lance drips. Wagners opera lohengrin, containing the german text, with an english. Feb 22, 2012 more than any other of wagner s operas, a lohengrin lacking stellar soloists can stand or fall on the precision of its choruses, and soltis and chorus director walter hagengrolls direction is bracingly alive, fully involved in the dramatic action, emotionally demonstrative, and musically precise in the many dense splitchorus passages.
Wagner atto 3 sub ita youtube peter hofmann sings lohengrins grail narration duration. Lohengrin is a romantic opera in three acts composed and written by richard wagner, first performed in 1850. The son of parzival percival, he is a knight of the holy grail sent in a boat pulled by swans to rescue a maiden who can never ask his identity. Lohengrin by richard wagner libretto english german enry i, the fowler, king of germany bass. More than any other of wagners operas, a lohengrin lacking stellar soloists can stand or fall on the precision of its choruses, and soltis and chorus director walter hagengrolls direction is bracingly alive, fully involved in the dramatic action, emotionally demonstrative, and musically precise in the many dense splitchorus passages. For some years now it has seemed increasingly anomalous that the kempe lohengrin remastered for cd reissue in 1988 should remain available at full price.
Lohengrin is been one of wagners best known works, and contains two of his best known musical pieces. Aug 28, 2017 premiering on august 28, 1850, richard wagners lohengrin is steeped in medieval christian and germanic folklore. Wagner s opera lohengrin, containing the german text, with an english translation and the music of all the principal airs by wagner, richard, 181883. Search opera singers, conductors, directors, designers from around the world. Lohengrin by rudolf kempe the good old kempe recording holds up remarkably well, with good remastering on the cd, firm conducting, and. Find the perfect music opera richard wagner lohengrin stock photo. The swan dives into the river and appears again in the form of gottfried, elsas brother. Lohengrin libretto englishgerman opera by richard wagner. Wagners lohengrin with english subtitles renegade tribune.
But for lohengrin specialists, this set will be an absorbing alternative. At a gathering of the germanic clans held in brabant, king henry the. Lohengrin, metaphor of the artist news article opera. But this only adds to elsas misgivings, to that terrible fear of losing her lord in which, as wagner said, lies the only necessity for. Richard wagner, erich leinsdorf, boston symphony orchestra. Lohengrin is a character in german arthurian literature. One of my most memorable nights at the opera house was on 19th may 2016 at semperoper, dresden for a sellout, first night staging of lohengrin that one might have thought was a new production such was the level of interest in the city. Wagner atto 3 sub ita youtube peter hofmann sings lohengrin s grail narration duration. With reinhard hagen, john treleaven, emily magee, hansjoachim ketelsen.187 764 897 454 1160 1072 956 259 1128 1071 290 686 1345 708 751 1126 1377 1442 716 679 348 1361 432 1391 34 542 1390 909 1124 82 839 226 57 1115 613 298 1136