Wagnerian


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Wag·ner·i·an

 (väg-nîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of Richard Wagner, his music dramas, or his theories.
n. also Wag·ner·ite (väg′nə-rīt′)
An admirer or disciple of Richard Wagner.

Wagnerian

(vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən)
adj
1. (Music, other) of or suggestive of the dramatic musical compositions of Richard Wagner, their massive scale, dramatic and emotional intensity, etc
2. (Music, other) denoting or relating to a singer who has a voice suitable for singing Wagner
3. of or relating to a big, powerful, or domineering woman: a Wagnerian maiden.
n
(Music, other) a follower or disciple of the music or theories of Richard Wagner

Wag•ne•ri•an

(vɑgˈnɪər i ən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Richard Wagner or his works.
n.
2. a follower or admirer of the music or theories of Richard Wagner.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wagnerian - a follower of the theories or an admirer of the music of Richard Wagner
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Wagnerian - of or relating to Richard Wagner or his music
Translations
wagnerianisch

Wagnerian

[vɑːgˈnɪərɪən] ADJwagneriano

Wagnerian

nWagnerianer(in) m(f)
adjWagner-; (= like Wagner)wagner(i)sch; a Wagnerian operaeine Wagneroper
References in classic literature ?
In Cypher's she belonged--in the bacon smoke, the cabbage perfume, the grand, Wagnerian chorus of hurled ironstone china and rattling casters.
Soprano soloist Alison Roddy brought a decidedly Wagnerian approach to the indeed Wagnerian settings of these valedictory poems, facial and body language as rapt as in any Brunnhilde narration, vocal tones beautifully even and creamily phrased.
Her rapid rise to international stardom; the transformation from hefty Wagnerian soprano to glamorous and svelte diva; her relationship with Aristotle Onassis; her ill-advised comeback and finally her lonely death in Paris in 1977 are recalled by Bruna Lupoli, her maid for 18 years in a reminiscence in word and song.
Former critics (including Dean) are all too ready to stick the Wagnerian label on certain aspects of Bizet they consider less worthy.
He was the finest singer ever to come from Liverpool and was internationally acclaimed as one of best Wagnerian tenors of his era.
Opera North and the audience have every reason to be grateful to Swedish Heldentenor Lars Cleveman, a highly experienced Wagnerian, who took the part of Siegfried at short notice.
Martin Geek, who has previously published long biographies of Bach and Schumann as well as a short synoptic one of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, explores Wagner's achievements but without the rhapsodic tone of the besotted Wagnerian or the prosecutorial affect that suffuses the works of so many of Wagner's more critical fans.
From the so-called rationalist's point of view, with the risks attendant thereof, Nietzsche backed the wrong side in civilization's death-struggle between the voice of reason, strong in its persistence though prosaic in its form, and the sopranos and tenors of Wagnerian passion that prepared the masses for the dictator's voice on the radio.
Some themes addressed include the Freudian implications of money, the plight of the artist, and allusions to Wagnerian opera, Victorian literature, and Greek philosophy in the work of Gaddis.
But he also reads and interprets for us a great swath of Wagner's prose writings, demystifying the theories and finding sensible positions among the Wagnerian eccentricities.
Macbeth, Opera North, Theatre Royal FOR an opera by Verdi, this Opera North production has a curiously (and not inappropriate) Wagnerian feel, perhaps because both Macbeth (Bela Perencz) and Lady Macbeth (Kelly Cae Hogan) are known for Wagnerian roles.
Toward the end of next year I will also be performing my first Wagnerian role - Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg.