Götterdämmerung (Richard Wagner) – dossier

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Der Ring des Nibelungen, IV

Libretto & music by Richard Wagner

First performed: Bayreuth Festspielhaus, 17 August 1876

My review


ROLES

Siegfried (tenor): Georg Unger

Brünnhilde (soprano): Amalie Materna

Gunther (baritone): Eugen Gura

Gutrune (soprano): Mathilde Weckerlin

Hagen (bass): Gustav Siehr

Alberich (baritone): Karl Hill

Waltraute (mezzo-soprano): Luise Jaide

First Norn (contralto): Johanna Jachmann-Wagner

Second Norn (mezzo-soprano): Josephine Schefsky

Third Norn (soprano): Friederike Grün

Woglinde (soprano): Lilli Lehmann

Wellgunde (soprano): Marie Lehmann

Flosshilde (mezzo-soprano): Minna Lammert

Vassals, women


STRUCTURE

Prologue

On the Valkyries’ rock

 

Act I

Gunther’s ancestral Hall on the Rhine.

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  1. Hagen. Gudrun.
  2. The same.

The Valkyries’ rock.

  1. Brünnhilde.   Siegfried.

 

Act II

Before Gunther’s Hall

  1. Hagen.
  2. Siegfried.  Gutrune.
  3. The Vassals.
  4. Brünnhilde.  Siegfried.  Gutrune.  Hagen.  Vassals, men and women.
  5. Brünnhilde.   Hagen.

 

Act III

Wooded district by the Rhine

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  1. The three Rhinemaidens.
  2. Hagen.  Gunther.  Vassals.

Gunther’s Hall

  1.   Hagen.  Gunther.  Vassals and women.  Brünnhilde.

Finale