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Montserrat Caballé – “Liebestod” – “Tristan und Isolde” – R. Wagner -Conductor M.° Alain Lombard – 1978 by Luca

“Liebestod” (German: “Love death”) is the title of the final, dramatic aria from the opera “Tristan und Isolde” by Richard Wagner. When used as a literary term, liebestod (from German Liebe, love and tod, death) refers to the theme of erotic death or “love death” meaning the two lovers’ consummation of their love in death […]

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Tristan und Isolde. by Luca

Tristan und Isolde. A vassal is sent to woo a beauteous princess for his lord. While he is bringing her home the two, by accident, drink a love potion, and ever thereafter their hearts are fettered together. In the midday of delirious joy, in the midnight of deepest woe, their thoughts are only of each […]

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Waltraud Meier – “Liebestod” – “Tristan und Isolde” – R. Wagner – Münich – Conductor Zubin Mehta – 1999 by Luca

German mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier was born in Würzburg. She grew up in a home full of music-making, and as early as her school and college days she already sang in five different choruses. After completing her secondary education, she initially studied English and Romance languages while taking singing lessons at the same time. In 1976 […]

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Kirsten Flagstad – “Liebestod” – “Tristan und Isolde” – R. Wagner – Conductor M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler – EMI – 1950 (?) by Luca

Maybe the only recording of “Liebestod” with Kirsten Flagstad and M.° Wilhelm Furtwängler together. “Tristan und Isolde”: Complete opera with Furtwängler – EMI, maybe 1950. Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano). Born: July 12, 1895 – Hamar – Died: December 7, 1962 – Oslo, Norway Norwegian soprano, Kirsten Flagstad’s father was a conductor, and her mother was a […]

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Maria Callas – “Liebestod” – “Tristan und Isolde” – R. Wagner – 1957 – Athens – Recital conducted by M.° Antonino Votto. by Luca

“Tristan und Isolde” sung in italian (it was usual to sing translated operas until 1950-60) in the summer of 1957, Athens. Recital conducted by M.° Antonino Votto. In 1857 Wagner had been eight years an exile from his native land. Years had passed since he began work on “Der Ring des Nibelungen,” and there seemed […]

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Montserrat Caballé – “Dich, Teure Halle” – “Tannhäuser” – R. Wagner – Live in New York City – 1981 by Luca

“Tannhäuser” (full title “Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg” – “Tannhäuser and the Singers’ War at Wartburg”) is an opera in three acts, music and text by Richard Wagner, based on the two German legends of Tannhäuser and the song contest at Wartburg. The story centers on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and […]

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Montserrat Caballé – “Mild und Leise” (“Liebestod”) – “Tristan und Isolde” – R. Wagner – Conductor Alain Lombard – 1978 by Luca

“Liebestod” (German: “Love death”) is the title of the final, dramatic aria from the opera “Tristan und Isolde” by Richard Wagner. When used as a literary term, liebestod (from German Liebe, love and tod, death) refers to the theme of erotic death or “love death” meaning the two lovers’ consummation of their love in death […]

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Dame Joan Sutherland & Huguette Tourangeau – “The Flower Duet” (“Sous le dôme épais”) – “Lakmé” – L. Délibes by Luca

“The Flower Duet” (“Sous le dôme épais”) is a famous duet for sopranos from Léo Delibes’ opera “Lakmé”, first performed in Paris in 1883. The duet takes place in Act I of the three act opera, between characters Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika, as they go to gather flowers […]

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