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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

 

Iréne Theorin

Irene Theorin

Iréne Theorin as Isolde in Christoph Marthaler's production of Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth (Act 1).

Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin studied at the Music Academy and Royal Opera School in Copenhagen. She made her Bayreuth Festival debut as Isolde on 26 July, 2008 in Christoph Marthaler's production of Tristan und Isolde.

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Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde in Götterdämmerung (The Copenhagen Ring).

She has long been associated with the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, and sings a wonderful Brünnhilde in the so-called Copenhagen Ring, in which she also displays great acting skills.

Theorin made her Metropolitan debut in March 2009.

Interview with Iréne Theorin
Interview with Iréne Theorin (in Norwegian)

Irene Theorin

Iréne Theorin as Isolde in Christoph Marthaler's production of Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth (Act 2).

Theorin's Wagner roles include

Brünnhilde (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
Isolde (Tristan und Isolde). Debut in this role in Bayreuth: 2008.
Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Sieglinde (Die Walküre)
Senta (Der fliegende Holländer)
Ortlinde (Die Walküre). Debut in this role at Bayreuth: 2000.
Freia (Das Rheingold)
Elisabeth (Tannhäuser)
Venus (Tannhäuser)
Elsa (Lohengrin)
Helmwige (Die Walküre)
Gutrune (Götterdämmerung)
3. norne (Götterdämmerung)

Iréne Theorin made her Bayreuth Festival debut in 2000 in the role of Ortlinde in Die Walküre.

Iréne Theorin as Brünnhilde in The Copenhagen Ring

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Irene Theorin

Iréne Theorin as Isolde in Christoph Marthaler's production of Tristan und Isolde at Bayreuth (Act 3).

 

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