Götterdämmerung - Twilight of the Gods

Götterdämmerung is the fourth and final of the operas in the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Anne Evans in Harry Kupfer's production of Götterdämmerung at Bayreuth

Anne Evans in Harry Kupfer's production of Götterdämmerung at Bayreuth, filmed in 1991 and available on DVD.

The premiere of Götterdämmerung was on 17 August 1876 at the Festival House in Bayreuth, as part of a complete Ring cycle. Conductor was Hans Richter.

Götterdämmerung (as part of the complete Ring des Nibelungen) was produced in the following cities the first years after the world premiere at the Bayreuth Festival on 17 August 1876

1878 München
1879 Wien
1880 Hamburg
1881 Berlin (Angelo Neumann's travelling Wagner-Theatre with guest performances in Berliner Viktoria-Theater)
1882–1883 Angelo Neumann's travelling Wagner-Theatre on tour: London (Her Majesty's Theatre), Breslau, Königsberg, Danzig, Hannover, Bremen, Barmen, Dresden, Amsterdam, Brüssel, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Mainz, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Strassburg, Stuttgart, Basel, Venice, Bologna, Rome, Torino, Triest, Budapest, Graz – totaling 135 performances of the Ring!

 

Siegfried's death and Funeral march

Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic, Suntory Hall (Tokyo, Japan)

 

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English

French

Italian

Der Ring des Nibelungen The Ring of the Nibelung L'Anneau du Nibelung L'anello del Nibelungo
Das Rheingold The Rhinegold L'Or du Rhin L'oro del Reno
Die Walküre The Valkyrie La Walkyrie La Valchiria
Siegfried Siegfried Siegfried Sigfrido
Götterdämmerung Twilight of the Gods Le Crépuscule des dieux Il crepuscolo degli dei

 

 

    

 

     

 

   

 

 

Der Ring des Nibelungen: Articles and Reviews

Nila Parly on Regietheater: Visions of the Ring

The Cry of the Valkyrie: Feminism and Corporality in the Copenhagen Ring

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2017: Das Rheingold (Frank Castorf / Marek Janowski)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2017: Die Walküre (Frank Castorf / Marek Janowski)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2016: Das Rheingold (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2016: Die Walküre (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2016: Siegfried (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2016: Götterdämmerung (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2014: Das Rheingold (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2014: Die Walküre (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2014: Siegfried (Frank Castorf)

Mark Berry: Bayreuth 2014: Götterdämmerung (Frank Castorf)

 

Per-Erik Skramstad: Bayreuth 2013: There Will Be Blood: Frank Castorf Has Entered the Ring

Per-Erik Skramstad: Bayreuth 2010: Curtain Down on Tankred Dorst's Ring

Mark Berry: 2010 Cassiers Ring

Sam Goodyear: Laufenberg’s Wiesbaden Ring 2017

Jerry Floyd: Rheingold, Metropolitan 2010

Jerry Floyd: Die Walküre, Metropolitan 2010

Jerry Floyd Washington National Opera: Siegfried

Jerry Floyd Washington National Opera: Siegfried II

Jerry Floyd Washington National Opera: Götterdammerung Concert (2009)

Jerry Floyd Washington National Opera: Götterdammerung Concert (2009)

Los Angeles Rheingold (2009)

 

Mark Berry: Richard Wagner für Kinder – Der Ring des Nibelungen (2011)