Definition of Wagner, Richard in English:

Wagner, Richard

proper noun

  • (1813–83), German composer; full name Wilhelm Richard Wagner. He developed an operatic genre which he called music drama, synthesizing music, drama, verse, legend, and spectacle. Notable works: "The Flying Dutchman" (opera, 1841), "Der Ring des Nibelungen" (a cycle of four operas, 1847–74), "Tristan and Isolde" (music drama, 1859), and the "Siegfried Idyll" (1870).


Wagner, Richard