Der Hauptteil ist dem Vergleich zwischen dem Besuch und den Nibelungen
Kultur is pleased to announce the Blu-ray release of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
, filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus.
Martin all give overviews of the twentieth-century reception of the Nibelungen
story with different focal points.
His music drama Der Ring der Nibelungen
is such an overwhelming aesthetic experience--he was only slightly exaggerating when he claimed to have composed a Gesamtkunstwerk, a "total work of art'--that it has inevitably eclipsed the medieval saga on which it was based.
The new season will also feature the first two installments of Wagner's epic "Der Ring des Nibelungen
," with new productions of "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walkure," directed and designed by Achim Freyer.
Our collection consists of the soft-pink Susan's Bliss, the white with blue vein English Cottage and the blue-and-yellow Nibelungen
Very few major opera houses or companies are able to manage a full production of The Ring of the Nibelungen
Members of the Kirov will perform the four operas Rheingold, Die Walkre, Siegfried and GUtterdemmerung which make up Richard Wagner's masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen
Also on this day: 1521: Cortes, leading hisSpanish troops, took Tenochtitlan (Mexico City); 1704: The French Army was defeated at Blenheim by the Austrian and the English; 1814: Cape of Good Hope province was ceded to Britain by the Dutch and it became a British colony; 1868: Earthquakes in Peru and Ecuador destroyed four cities and killed over 25,000 people; 1876: The first performance of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen
was staged at Bayreuth; 1923: Mustapha Kemal Ataturk was elected president of Turkey; 1960: The Central African Republic became independent; 1972: The last American troops left Vietnam.
Christoph Schlingensief, filmmaker, talk-show host, theater director, and a specialist in the art of provocation, recently organized a "Wagner Rally 99-the Ring in Africa" in Namibia (Schlingensief's pseudo-exorcistic attempt to "set the Nibelungen
Ring down in the sand and save ourselves" was sympathetically covered by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).
His epics, Die Nibelungen
im Frack (1843) and Der Pfaff vom Kahlenberg (1850), are characterized by a fine ironic humor.
I thoroughly enjoyed and marveled at the PBS screenings of Bayreuth production of the Ring by Boulez and Chereau, with all its high-tech imagery-hydroelectric dams on the Rhine, Nibelung ironworks, Wotan in a frock coat-but I much prefer the Met's orthodox picture-book approach, with Rhinemaidens who sway in the water like kelp, and horde of Nibelungen
that young children could have nightmares about.
They play an important role in Wagner's opera cycle Ring des Nibelungen
The final chapter pursues this ethical question by examining how Fritz Lang's The Nibelungen
and Arthur Robinson's Warning Shadows explore the dangers of vengeance for the person who seeks it with a singular focus, and links this notion of rigid fate and violence to the moments in the film when living things are made inert and reified.
Myth and modernity; Barlach's drawings on the Nibelungen