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Wagner, [Wilhelm] Richard

Born: 1813 AD
Died: 1883 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Composers

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German operatic composer and music critic

 

composed operas "Rienzi" 1842, "The Flying Dutchman" 1843 (also "Der Fliegende Hollander"), "Tannhauser" 1845, "Lohengrin" 1850, "Tristan and Isolde" 1865, "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg" 1868 (also "Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg"), "Parsifal" 1882, four-opera cycle "The Ring" (also "Der Ring des Nibelungen"

 

consisting of operas "The Rhinegold" 1869 (also "Das Rheingold"), "The Valkyrie" 1870 (also "Die Walkure"), "Siegfried" 1876, "The Twilight of the Gods" 1876 (also "Die Gotterdammerung"))

 

founded Bayreuth Festival 1876

 

son-in-law of Franz Liszt 1870


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