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Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

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Works: 251 works in 362 publications in 3 languages and 2,923 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed performances  Filmed operas  Nonfiction films  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: isb
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)
 
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Most widely held works by Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)
Phoenix resurrexit : Odyssey in for parts : for soprano, speaker, choir and orchestra by Christian Jost( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold : prologue to Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in four scenes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside Germany, the name Weimar tends to evoke mixed feelings and pictures of German history of the last hundred years. Within Germany, Weimar means a town in the state of Thuringia arguably saturated with the "Deutsche Kultur" of the "Weimarer Klassik", the legendary Bauhaus, and finally the life and work of Franz Liszt and his son in law Richard Wagner. In Weimar Richard Wagner began composing the first part of his RING-cycle, "Das Rheingold". In 2008 the Nationaltheater Weimar started a new production of this unique tetralogy. The conductor is Carl St.Clair, a former student of Leonard Bernstein. With Michael Schulz' fine and highly intelligent staging this new "Ring" production on DVD and Blu-Ray becomes an outstanding document of contemporary opera theatre
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung reflects the composer's autobiography as much as the political turmoil of his times. As work progressed, another figure grew to be as important as the hero Siegfried, the god Wotan, the mouthpiece for Wagner's ideas. "He's exactly like us: he is the sum of today's intellectual consciousness, whereas Siegfried is what we hope the human being of the future will be, but who cannot be fashioned by us, and who must make himself by means of our destruction!" Our own doom as the basis of a happier future? Second 'day' - and third part - of Richard Wagner's 'Ring', the musical saga that its author spent more than a quarter of a century composing. It follows the rise of a young hero, Siegfried, the illegitimate son of the twins whose story we were told in Die Walküre. On the one hand, there is learning about life, glorying in nature and in the emotions, as opposed to those of calculation and greed on the other. This episode shows how Wagner was intent on changing society, on showing that a different kind of man can exist, that the mercenary petit bourgeois world can be replaced by greater humanity and freedom
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The free man must be his own maker" Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung reflects the composer's autobiography as much as the political turmoil of his times. As work progressed, another figure grew to be as important as the hero Siegfried, the god Wotan, the mouthpiece for Wagner's ideas. "He's exactly like us: he is the sum of today's intellectual consciousness, whereas Siegfried is what we hope the human being of the future will be, but who cannot be fashioned by us, and who must make himself by means of our destruction!" Our own doom as the basis of a happier future? Wagner dressed this Herculean task musically in the spreading, shimmering web of his leitmotivic working (there are approximately 20 distinct motives in Die Walküre). Dramaturgically, the conversational style of Das Rheingold gives way to the tone of bourgeois tragedy: incestuous passion, more than one form of deep-seated marital antagonism, and a lot of talk, a lot of self-justification in the form of recapitulation. This, the First Day of the tetralogy (Das Rheingold being a "preliminary evening"), was without doubt the "most moving, the most tragic" of all Wagner's works in the view of his wife Cosima, expressed in her diary on 31 August 1873. The text of Die Walküre was finished on 1 July 1852, and the score was completed in late March 1856. With the financial help of his ever-generous friend (and future father-in-law) Franz Liszt, Wagner went to rest from his labours on the shores of Lake Geneva
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bleak wind chord of E flat minor opens Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung. It establishes the dominant atmosphere of the piece from its first bar: twilight, a deceptive half-light, prevails. Shadowy figures stumble towards the abyss. The last evening of the Ring is one of plotting and betrayal, of ominous oaths, a chilling lust for power, abuse and humiliation , and, also, of a superbly staged apocalypse, when the beings and things destined for destruction shine brightly for one last time. The leitmotivs and thematic ideas from throughout the whole tetralogy recur in Götterdämmerung, intensified and woven into a musical web from which there can be no escape. Everything appears to fit together fatally with everything else. There is nothing more to be done. The net of catastrophe is knotted too fatefully for that, both musically and dramatically. When Wagner sat down to write a prose outline of what turned out as the last part of the Ring, he called it Siegfried's Death. That was in the year of revolutions, 1848. The new title, usually translated as Twilight of the Gods, came later (Bernard Shaw called it Night Falls on the Gods but that never caught on). All the threads of the drama run now towards the hero's fall. The death of Siegfried precipitates the final dissolution of the gods' world, set in train by Wotan when he impiously tore a branch from the World Ash-Tree, and to which the god was already resigned long ago, before he knew of Siegfried's conception. The natural order has been diverted from its proper course, and the last hope of righting it rests with Siegfried , the human being of the future. He knows no constraints, no fear of violence moderates his thirst for action, he is naive and spontaneous. To Wagner he represented Utopia, Thomas Mann described him as "harlequin, god of light and anarchistic social revolutionary", Shaw as "a totally unmoral person, a born anarchist, the ideal of Bakunin, an anticipation of the 'overman' of Nietzsche". Yet he is unfree, nevertheless: he must run on the rails laid by Wotan and thus he is the instrument (one might say, war machine) of the failing power of the old gods as they wait for annihilation. The truly new, however, as Wagner saw it, can only rise from the ashes of the old. So Siegfried too must die, and Brünnhilde, magnanimous in forgiveness, assumes the roles of tragic heroine and redeemer by her self-sacrifice
Der Einsame : ein Menschenuntergang by Hanns Johst( Book )

1 edition published in 1917 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spieltrieb, was bringt die Klassik auf die Bühne? : Schillers Ästhetik heute( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jagt ihn--ein Mensch! : Schauspiel in fünf Aufzügen by E. G Kolbenheyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold : prologue to Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in four scenes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold introduces the ring. The well-known prelude opens with 136 measures of an E-flat major chord: this prolonged harmony represents the ageless river Rhine, upon whose banks the Rhinemaidens play. Alberich, a Nibelung dwarf, tries vainly to seduce one of the Rhinemaidens. Mockingly, they reveal the secret of the gold they guard: out of it, one can forge a ring powerful enough to rule the world, provided the forger gives up Love forever. Alberich manages to steal the gold and makes the ring, using it to control his fellow dwarfs while he plans his world take-over. In the meantime, Wotan (king of the gods), like many new home owners, has to figure out how to finance the construction of Valhalla (hall of the gods). He has promised his sister-in-law as payment to the construction workers, but his wife Fricka isn't too keen on selling her sister to the giants (led by Fafner). Loge (god of fire) tricks Alberich into turning himself into a toad and brings Alberich back to Wotan, who takes the ring from the dwarf. Bitter at losing his ring, Alberich places a curse on it: lack of the ring will fuel desire for it and possession will only lead to misery. Wotan ends up giving the Ring to Fafner as ransom for Fricka's sister
Vincent : Schauspiel in fünf Akten by Hermann Kasack( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Spiegel : Blätter des Deutschen Nationaltheaters Weimar by Thuringia, Germany) Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar( )

3 editions published in 1949 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsch-Sein in Europa : ein Streitgespräch( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre : first day to Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in three acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Grab des unbekannten Soldaten : Tragödie in drei Akten by Paul Raynal( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung : third day to the Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried : second day to the Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth : ein Trauerspiel by William Shakespeare( Book )

5 editions published in 1801 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wer ist so feig, der jetzt noch könnte zagen : Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar : Intendanz Stephan Märki( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Faust Ausstellung deutscher Buchkunst im Deutschen Nationaltheater zu Weimar ; Goethejahr 1949( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Goethe-Jahr in Weimar by Thuringia, Germany) Deutsches Nationaltheater (Weimar( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGrossherzogliches Hoftheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar

Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar

DNT

Germana Ŝtata Teatrejo kaj Ŝtata Orkestro je Vajmaro

Hofheater (Weimar, Allemagne)

Hoftheater (Výmar, Německo)

Hoftheater Weimar, Allemagne

Hoftheater (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

Komödienhaus in Weimar

Komödienhaus (Výmar, Německo)

Komödienhaus (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

Orquesta Estatal de Weimar

Redouten- und Comoedienhaus (Výmar, Německo)

Redouten- und Comoedienhaus (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

Redouten- und Komödienhaus (Výmar, Německo)

Redouten- und Komödienhaus (Weimar, Thuringia, Germany)

Schauspielhaus Weimar

Staatskapelle Weimar

théâtre national allemand

Weimar Deutsches Nationaltheater

Weimarer Hoftheater

Weimarische Komödienhaus

Немецкий национальный театр в Веймаре

Нямецкі нацыянальны тэатар у Ваймары

התיאטרון הלאומי הגרמני בוויימאר

ワイマール・シュターツカペレ

魏瑪德國國家劇院和國立樂團

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German (79)

English (5)

French (2)

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