Definition of Wagner, Richard in English:

Wagner, Richard

Line breaks: Rich|ard Wag¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈvɑːɡnə
 
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( 1813–83), German composer; full name Wilhelm Richard Wagner. He developed an operatic genre which he called music drama, synthesizing music, drama, verse, legend, and spectacle. Notable works: The Flying Dutchman (opera, 1841), Der Ring des Nibelungen (a cycle of four operas, 1847–74), Tristan and Isolde (music drama, 1859), and the Siegfried Idyll (1870).

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Wagnerian

adjective & noun
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  • One would be hard-pressed to guess that the man singing here is a famous Wagnerian heldentenor.
  • He is also the company vocal coach, and a Wagnerian singer himself.
  • Soon afterward the Wagnerian music drama assumed this role and status, and became the New German rallying point.

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