Overture Opera Guides: The Wagner Collection
A special collection of the three Richard Wagner Overture Opera Guides:
Der fliegende Holländer
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Parsifal – new edition with additional material and the new series look
Richard Wagner (1813–83) was a composer who drew inspiration from Christian and Nordic mythology, as well as the philosophy of Schopenhauer, to pioneer dramatically new forms of music. His concept of the “Total Artwork” led to the construction of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, an opera house he designed specifically for productions of his own operas. He also wrote widely on music and art. His operas include Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and the four parts of Der Ring des Nibelungen.