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Christian Thielemann – Wagner at Wahnfried: Siegfried Idyll

On Christmas Day, DG Stage has a special gift for Wagner lovers. Exactly 150 years ago, Richard Wagner dedicated “Siegfried Idyll” to his wife Cosima on her birthday and arranged for it to be performed by a chamber ensemble in their Swiss home on Christmas. With that piece, the Bayreuth Festival 2020 marked what would have been its opening day at Haus Wahnfried – once Wagner’s home and now a museum devoted to his life and work – given by Festival Music Director Christian Thielemann and members of the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.

The Bayreuth Festival and DG offer this 20-minute treasure as a Christmas gift to all Wagner fans.
We wish you a Merry Christmas!

You can listen to the complete audio album here!