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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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