Ein Kind ward hier geboren

Today, January 5, is the 91st anniversary of the birth of one of La Cieca’s particular heroes, Wieland Wagner, stage director and designer. Here is a scene from Wieland’s legendary production of Tristan und Isolde featuring Birgit Nilsson and Wolfgang Windgassen.

In this clip, Wieland is seen in rehearsal for his 1965 production of Der Ring des Nibelungen with Windgassen, Erwin Wohlfahrt, Theo Adam and Gustav Neidlinger.

(The first few seconds of the film clip are of Wieland’s muse Anja Silja in her Bayreuth debut role of Senta.)

A page dedicated to the work of Wieland Wagner can be found at the Wagner Operas site.


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