Götterdämmerung – Bayreuther Festspiele, 1942

"Neues Europa"

Richard Wagner
Götterdämmerung (1876)

Karl Elmendorff
Chor & Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele
21 Jul 1942

1:56:55 – Act 2
2:58:48 – Act 3

Set Svanholm — Siegfried
Egmont Koch — Gunther
Friedrich Dalberg — Hagen
Robert Burg — Alberich
Marta Fuchs — Brünnhilde
Else Fischer — Gutrune
Camilla Kallab — Waltraute
Camilla Kallab — 1. Norn
Hildegard Jachnow — 2. Norn
Charlotte Siewert — 3. Norn
Hilde Scheppan — Woglinde
Irmgard Langhammer — Wellgunde
Margery Booth — Floßhilde


Götterdämmerung, is the last in Richard Wagner’s cycle of four music dramas titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung, or The Ring for short). It received its premiere at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus on 17 August 1876, as part of the first complete performance of the Ring.

The title is a translation into German of the Old Norse phrase Ragnarök, which in Norse mythology refers to a prophesied war…

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