Richard Wagner's Women

Richard Wagner's Women

by Eva Rieger, Chris Walton


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This book is a well-researched and exhaustive analysis of the role of women in Wagner's operas. Wagner's varied portrayal of the relationships of the sexes is revealingly interpreted. There was no doubt that Wagner regarded women subservient to men. This comes out not only in his life but also in his works, where we see the power of women's sexuality posing a threat to male dominance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843836858
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

'...the world as yet has no notion of it': Wagner's Musical Language
From Rienzi to Der fliegende Holländer
'The glitter of a high-class brothel': Tannhäuser
'Take all that I am!': Lohengrin
Sexual Promise and the Womanly Redeemer: Tristan und Isolde
Mathilde, the 'dear muse': Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The Ring of the Nibelung: Genesis and Prelude - The Ring I
Wotan and the Valkyrie - The Ring II
Siegfried and Women - The Ring III
Götterdämmerung - The Ring IV
Between Eva and Kundry: ' woman at my side!'
'...the suffering of love's seduction': Kundry and Parsifal

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