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Richard Wagner Richard Wagner
1813 - 1883 DE 3*
Born: 22/05/1813, Leipzig DE
Died: 13/02/1883, Venice IT
Wagner revolutionised opera. In a series of "music dramas" such as Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal, and most of all his epic tetrology Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wagner abolished the traditional distinction between recitative and aria and pioneered a new through-composed style of opera that avoids traditional cadences. Famous for their gigantic scale, Wagner's works also initiated a move away from traditional tonality.
Bühnenfestspiel, Romantic Opera
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