Richter János 102 – The Sacred Wagner (ONLINE stream)



Hungarian-born János Richter, known to the world as Hans Richter, was one of the most influential personalities in the world of music of his age. He was the first to conduct the a most important pieces of the 19th century, the complete Der Ring des Nibelungen in Bayreuth. The artist, who was a friend of Wagner and Liszt's, later often turned up at the Opera House, and was also linked to the establishment of the London Symphony Orchestra. The concert recorded in 2018 presents the sacred side of Wagner with excerpts from Tannhäuser and Parsifal as well as a rarity: his arrangement of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi.

Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Chorus director: Gábor Csiki
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra and Chorus.


First part
Palestrina/Wagner: Stabat Mater
Featuring: Rita Rácz, Éva Leszkovszki-Tóth, János Szerekován, Máté Fülep, Nóra Ducza, Melinda Heiter, Ferenc Kristofori, Zoltán Gradsach
Conductor: Gábor Csiki

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Overture – Closing scene
Pilgrim's Chorus
Elisabeth's prayer from Act 3 ('Allmächtige Jungfrau...')
Rome Narrative from Act 3 ('Inbrunst im Herzen...')
Featuring: Szilvia Rálik, István Kovácsházi

Second part
Wagner: Parsifal
Good Friday Music
Kundry's scene from Act 2
Closing scene
Featuring: Andre Szántó, István Kovácsházi, Zoltán Kelemen, András Palerdi

This performance was recorded on the 21st of May 2018 at the Erkel Theatre.


Erkel Theatre – Main stage