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Important years in Richard Wagner's life

1813 born in Leipzig
1834 Die Feen completed
1843 Holländer premiere
1845 Tannhäuser premiere
1850 Lohengrin premiere
1852 text of Rheingold and Walküre
1854 Das Rheingold completed
1856 Die Walküre completed
1859 Tristan completed
1865 Tristan premiere in Munich
1868 Meistersinger premiere
1869 Das Rheingold premiere
1870 Die Walküre premiere
1871 Siegfried completed
1874 Götterdämmerung completed
1876 First Festival in Bayreuth
1882 Parsifal premiere
1883 Wagner dies in Venice

 

Das Rheingold on DVD

Patrice Chéreau / Pierre Boulez (Bayreuth, 1980)

Donald McIntyre, Martin Egel, Siegfried Jerusalem, Heinz Zednik, Hermann Becht, Helmut Pampuch, Matti Salminen, Fritz Hübner, Hanna Schwarz, Carmen Reppel, Ortrun Wenkel
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Harry Kupfer / Daniel Barenboim (Bayreuth Festival, 1991)

John Tomlinson, Bodo Brinkmann, Kurt Schreibmayer, Graham Clark, Günter von Kannen, Helmut Pampuch, Matthias Hölle, Philip Kang, Linda Finnie, Eva Johansson, Birgitta Svendén
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Joachim Schlömer / Lothar Zagrosek Stuttgart Ring

Wolfgang Probst, Robert Künzli, Esa Ruuttunen, Roland Bracht, Phillip Ens, Michaela Schuster, Helga Rós Indridadóttir, Eberhard Francesco Lorenz
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Harry Kupfer / Bertrand de Billy.
Barcelona Ring, 2005

Falk Struckmann, Wolfgang Rauch, Jeffrey Dowd, Lioba Braun, Elisabete Matos, Günter von Kannen, Francisco Vas, Kwanchul Youn, Eric Halfvarson, Andrea Bönig
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Pierre Audi, Hartmut Haenchen
Amsterdam Ring, 1999

Graham Clark, John Bröcheler, Henk Smit, Reinhild Runkel, Anne Gjevang
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Otto Schenk / James Levine. Metropolitan Opera House, 1990

James Morris, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Heinz Zednik, Siegfried Jerusalem, Christa Ludwig
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The Weimar Ring: St. Clair / Michael Schulz

weimar ring

Mario Hoff, Erin Caves, Frieder Aurich
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La Fura Dels Baus, Valencia Ring

Valencia Ring

Zubin Mehta, Juha Uusitalo
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Das Rheingold (complete) approximate timings

2.17 Heinz Tietjen, Bayreuth 1934
2.21 Siegfried Wagner, Bayreuth 1896
2.21 Michael Balling, Bayreuth 1909
2.22 von Hoesslin, Bayreuth 1927
2.23 Franz Beidler, Bayreuth 1904
2.25 Herbert von Karajan, Bayreuth 1951
2.26 Georg Solti, Wiener Philharmoniker 1958 (CD)
2.31 Karl Richter, Bayreuth 1876
2.32 Felix Mottl, Bayreuth 1896
2.32 Lothar Zagrosek, Stuttgart Ring (DVD)
2.34 Daniel Barenboim, Bayreuth 1991 (DVD)
2.36 Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bayreuth 1936
2.39 Elmendorff, Bayreuth 1930
2.42 Hans Knappertsbusch, Bayreuth 1951
2.43 James Levine, Metropolitan 1990 (DVD)

Sources: Richard Wagner Museum Bayreuth, Per-Erik Skramstad,

 

Der Ring des Nibelungen on DVD

Robert Lepage / Metropolitan

Deborah Voigt, Bryn Terfel, Jay Hunter Morris, Jonas Kaufmann, Stephanie Blythe, Hans-Peter König, Eric Owens, Gerhard Siegel, Eva-Maria Westbroek
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Patrice Chéreau /  Boulez / Bayreuth

ring cover chereau

Donald McIntyre, Gwyneth Jones, Heinz Zednik, Peter Hofmann, Manfred Jung, Jeannine Altmeyer, Matti Salminen, Hermann Becht, Franz Mazura, Fritz Hübner, Helmut Pampuch
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Harry Kupfer / Daniel Barenboim / Bayreuth

kupfer ring bayreuth

John Tomlinson, Anne Evans, Poul Elming, Nadine Secunde, Graham Clark, Helmut Pampuch, Bodo Brinkmann, Günter von Kannen, Philip Kang, Matthias Hölle, Linda Finnie, Birgitta Svendén
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Otto Schenk / James Levine / Metropolitan

levine ring metropolitan

James Morris, Hildegard Behrens, Siegfried Jerusalem, Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Heinz Zednik, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Matti Salminen, Christa Ludwig, Gary Lakes, Jessye Norman, Kurt Moll
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Valencia Ring
Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, Juha Uusitalo, Jennifer Wilson, Lance Ryan, Matti Salminen

The Copenhagen Ring:
Kasper Holten / Michael Schønwandt

copenhagen ring on dvd cover

Johan Reuter, Randi Stene, Sten Byriel, Michael Kristensen, Bengt-Ola Morgny, Stephen Milling, James Johnson, Iréne Théorin, Stig Fogh Andersen, Susanne Resmark, Peter Klaveness, Guido Paevatalu, Ylva Kihlberg
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Amsterdam Ring:
Pierre Audi,
Hartmut Haenchen

Amsterdam Ring

John Keyes, Nadine Secunde, Jeannine Altmeyer, John Bröcheler, Kurt Rydl, Graham Clark

The Stuttgart Ring:
Wieler & Morabito / Lothar Zagrosek

Robert Künzli, Michaela Schuster, Robert Gambill, Angela Denoke, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Renate Behle, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Wiebke Göetjes, Jon Fredric West, Lisa Gasteen, Luana DeVol, Albert Bonnema
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Barcelona Ring:
Harry Kupfer / Bertrand de Billy

kupfer ring barcelona

Falk Struckmann, Deborah Polaski, Lioba Braun, Kwanchul Youn, Eric Halfvarson, Andrea Bönig, Richard Berkeley-Steele, Linda Watson, Cristina Obregón, John Treleaven, Matti Salminen, Elisabete Matos
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Weimar Ring:
Carl St. Clair,
Michael Schulz

weimar ring

Mario Hoff, Renatus Mészár, Catherine Foster, Erin Caves, Kirsten Blanck, Frieder Aurich, Hidekazu Tsumaya

 

Lübeck Ring:
Roman Brogli-Sacher,
Anthony Pilavachi

Stefan Heidemann, Antonio Yang, Veronika Waldner, Andrew Sritheran, Rebecca Teem, Jürgen Müller, Stuart Patterson, Richard Decker, Gary Jankowski

 

 

 

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