Biography

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/; German: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ] (About this sound listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

He described this vision in a series of essays published between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas, or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.

Famously, he is known for Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), WWV 86, is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied.

The four parts that constitute the Ring cycle are, in sequence: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold) Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) Siegfried Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

Wagner had his own opera house built, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which embodied many novel design features. The Ring and Parsifal were premiered here and his most important stage works continue to be performed at the annual Bayreuth Festival, run by his descendants. His thoughts on the relative contributions of music and drama in opera were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg).

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (/ˈvɑːɡnər/; German: [ˈʁiçaʁt ˈvaːɡnɐ] (About this sound listen); 22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas"). Unlike most opera composers, Wagner wrote both the libretto and the music for each of his stage works.

He described this vision in a series of essays published between 1849 and 1852. Wagner realised these ideas most fully in the first half of the four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). His compositions, particularly those of his later period, are notable for their complex textures, rich harmonies and orchestration, and the elaborate use of leitmotifs—musical phrases associated with individual characters, places, ideas, or plot elements. His advances in musical language, such as extreme chromaticism and quickly shifting tonal centres, greatly influenced the development of classical music. His Tristan und Isolde is sometimes described as marking the start of modern music.

Famously, he is known for Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), WWV 86, is a cycle of four German-language epic music dramas composed by Richard Wagner. The works are based loosely on characters from the Norse sagas and the Nibelungenlied.

The four parts that constitute the Ring cycle are, in sequence: Das Rheingold (The Rhinegold) Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) Siegfried Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)

Wagner had his own opera house built, the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, which embodied many novel design features. The Ring and Parsifal were premiered here and his most important stage works continue to be performed at the annual Bayreuth Festival, run by his descendants. His thoughts on the relative contributions of music and drama in opera were to change again, and he reintroduced some traditional forms into his last few stage works, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremberg).

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 82

Birthday 1813-05-22

Day of Death 1883-02-13

Place of Birth Leipzig, Germany

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Writer
2016 Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Original Story
2016 Das Liebesverbot Writer
2014 Tannhauser Writer
2013 Parsifal live at the Salzburg Easter Festival Writer
2013 Wagner: Siegfried Writer
2013 Wagner: Das Rheingold Writer
2013 Wagner: Die Walküre Writer
2013 Parsifal Writer
2011 Lohengrin Writer
2011 Die Walküre Writer
2011 Parsifal Writer
2010 Wagner: Das Rheingold Writer
2009 Tristan Und Isolde Writer
2008 Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Writer
2008 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Writer
2007 Tristan und Isolde Writer
2006 Die Walküre Writer
2006 Siegfried Writer
2006 Das Rheingold Writer
2006 Götterdämmerung Writer
2006 Lohengrin Writer
2005 Parsifal Writer
2004 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser Writer
2004 Götterdämmerung Writer
2004 Die Walküre Writer
2004 Siegfried Writer
2003 Das Rheingold Writer
2001 Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg Writer
2000 Wagner: Tannhäuser Writer
1998 Parsifal: The Search for the Grail Writer
1995 Tristan und Isolde Writer
1993 Tristan und Isolde Writer
1993 Parsifal Writer
1992 The Ring Cycle: Siegfried Writer
1992 The Ring Cycle: Die Walkure Writer
1991 The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold Writer
1991 The Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung Writer
1991 Lohengrin Writer
1990 Götterdämmerung Writer
1990 Das Rheingold Writer
1990 Die Walküre Writer
1990 Siegfried Writer
1990 Lohengrin Writer
1988 Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg Writer
1985 Der fliegende Holländer Writer
1983 Tristan und Isolde Writer
1982 Tannhäuser Writer
1982 Parsifal Writer
1980 Die Walküre Writer
1980 Siegfried Writer
1980 Götterdämmerung Writer
1980 Das Rheingold Writer
1978 Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle Writer
1978 Wagner: Das Rheingold Writer
1973 Tristan und Isolde Writer
1964 The Flying Dutchman Story

Sound

2018 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Original Music Composer
2017 La Petite mort Music
2016 Wagner: Tristan and Isolde Original Music Composer
2016 Lohengrin Original Music Composer
2016 Roger D'Astous Music
2016 Das Liebesverbot Original Music Composer
2015 Tristan Und Isolde Original Music Composer
2015 This is Opera (3 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Wagner: Siegfried Original Music Composer
2013 Wagner: Die Walküre Original Music Composer
2013 Wagner: Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
2013 Parsifal Original Music Composer
2011 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
2010 Siegfried Original Music Composer
2010 Götterdämmerung Original Music Composer
2010 Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
2010 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
2010 Wagner: Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
2010 Der fliegende Holländer Original Music Composer
2009 Tannhäuser Original Music Composer
2007 Tristan und Isolde Original Music Composer
2007 Proust ou les intermittences du cœur Music
2006 A View from Space With Heavenly Music Music
2006 Götterdämmerung Original Music Composer
2006 Siegfried Original Music Composer
2006 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
2006 Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
2005 Parsifal Music
2004 Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser Original Music Composer
2004 Götterdämmerung Original Music Composer
2004 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
2004 Siegfried Original Music Composer
2003 Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
2000 Wagner: Tannhäuser Music
1995 Tristan und Isolde Music
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery Music
1993 Parsifal Original Music Composer
1992 The Ring Cycle: Siegfried Original Music Composer
1992 The Ring Cycle: Die Walkure Original Music Composer
1991 The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
1991 The Ring Cycle: Gotterdammerung Original Music Composer
1991 Lohengrin Music
1990 Götterdämmerung Original Music Composer
1990 Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
1990 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
1990 Siegfried Original Music Composer
1990 Lohengrin Original Music Composer
1988 Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg Music
1986 Luis Buñuel: constructor de infiernos Music
1985 Der fliegende Holländer Original Music Composer
1982 Tannhäuser Music
1982 Parsifal Original Music Composer
1980 Die Walküre Original Music Composer
1980 Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
1980 Siegfried Original Music Composer
1980 Götterdämmerung Original Music Composer
1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre Music
1978 Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle Original Music Composer
1978 Wagner: Das Rheingold Original Music Composer
1972 Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King Music
1970 Tristan and Isolde Music
1966 Ming Green Music
1964 The Flying Dutchman Music
1955 Ludwig II Music
1951 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 7: Wagner Original Music Composer
1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4: Mozart, Dvorak, Wagner Original Music Composer
1948 Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1: Wagner Original Music Composer
1924 Die Nibelungen: Siegfried Music

Crew

1948 Romantici a Venezia Poem

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